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The Rings of Power Wrap-up
024 - Astrophysics to Elvish Apartments: An Interview with Ramsey Avery

The Rings of Power Wrap-up

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2022 37:22


We get eight answers to one question, learn how Rivendell inspired Eregion's inspiration of Rivendell, and talk about some of the differences between Morgoth and Sauron. Alan, Sara, and James welcome Ramsey Avery — Production Designer for The Rings of Power — to The Rings of Power Wrap-up. From spikes to art nouveau, we talk with a man who read The Silmarillion nearly every night for two years to do his job right. Plus: is working with John Howe all it's cracked up to be? (Of course it is, silly.)

The Tolkien Lore Podcast
Thursday Tolkien Thoughts: Why Does Gollum Choke on Lembas and Burn on Elven Rope?

The Tolkien Lore Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 5:08


Gollum has reactions to Elvish things that would put even a picky eater toddler to shame, but why? Other Links: Utreon: https://utreon.com/c/TolkienLorePodcast/ Rumble at https://rumble.com/c/c-355195 Odysee: https://odysee.com/@TolkienLore:f Twitter: https://twitter.com/jrrtlore Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/tolkiengeek Discord server invite link: https://discord.gg/EVKynAj2m9 (If link is expired contact me at tolkienloremaster@gmail.comand I'll send a fresh invite link). --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/joshua6469/support

Sketch Watch Play
#48-B: Lord of the Rings Movie Trilogy (ft. Mia Mcauley)

Sketch Watch Play

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2022 151:46


Mia brings her nerd A-game to school John on a trilogy we both love, but one that for her isn't just a movie, but a lifestyle.  Fresh off Fellowship hitting its 20th anniversary (And Two Towers as well a month after this episode publishes), we look back at Peter Jackson's now-legendary adaptation of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy.  From Viggo Mortensen injuries to Hugo Weaving rapping in Elvish, we take a long look at all three films and additional material, including the earlier animated adaptations, Jackson's bonkers early films and his subsequent The Hobbit trilogy, brief talk regarding the recent Rings of Power, the alternate universe where The Beatles played the hobbits, and Sexy Shelob. WE'RE ON DISCORD: https://discord.gg/YAqjMUy John's Twitter: https://twitter.com/BehonArt Mia's Tumblr: https://patethenovice.tumblr.com/ John's Reanimated collab for WarioWare Gold's cutscenes: https://twitter.com/WarioReAnimated Show email (Send feedback and requests here): sketchwatchplay@gmail.com Show Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sketchwatchplay/ Show Twitter (Follow for updates, and send feedback and requests): https://twitter.com/sketchwatchplay Show Facebook (Follow for updates, and send feedback and requests): https://www.facebook.com/sketchwatchplay Show homepage: http://sketchwatchplay.blogspot.com/

Brown History Podcast
EP 49: Sheila Chandra

Brown History Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 56:17


We sit with British vocalist Sheila Chandra who first created waves in 1982 when she and her band, 'Monsoon,' reached number 12 in the UK charts with their single "Ever So Lonely." She was only around 16 years old at the time. The band split up and Chandra embarked on a solo career and released several albums. In 2002, she was featured in the movie soundtrack for 'The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers,' in the song, 'Breath of Life,' where she sings completely in Elvish. Sadly in 2010, she developed a rare chronic condition called Burning Mouth Syndrome which made it extremely difficult for her to even speak.  Support, shop and subscribe to our newsletter    

Bullet Sponge
The Rings of Power | The Eye

Bullet Sponge

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 57:16


Surviving villagers flee the burning Tirharad. Miriel has lost her eyesight and Isildur is missing. Miriel promises Galadriel more Númenórean support. Galadriel escorts a wounded Halbrand to Lindon for Elvish medicine. Elsewhere, Nori's caravan finds their destination grove has been destroyed by the eruption of Orodruin. The stranger's attempt to mend a tree appears to fail and he leaves. The next day, the entire grove has regrown. While the Harfoots rejoice, they encounter a mysterious trio who are in search of the stranger. After a failed attempt by Nori to mislead them, the trio burns the Harfoots' caravans. Realizing the danger they set off to warn the stranger. Meanwhile, in Khazad-dûm, Elrond offers a deal for the Dwarvish mithril, but King Durin III declines, saying that the Elven Age has ended. As Elrond departs, Prince Durin witnesses mithril's ability to cure the Elven blight in a leaf. He brings Elrond back and begins to mine for the ore himself. Just as he strikes a large mithril vein, King Durin arrives. He has Elrond banished, strips Prince Durin of his royalty, and seals the mithril mine, not realizing that a Balrog has been awakened. The destroyed Southland is renamed as "Mordor".

TV Podcast Industries
The Rings of Power Episodes 7 The Eye Podcast from TV Podcast Industries

TV Podcast Industries

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2022 60:26


Derek and John chat about the aftermath served up in The Rings of Power Episode 7 The Eye. Join us for our spoiler filled discussion. The Rings Of Power Episode 7 The Eye Synopsis Episode Written by Jason Cahill Episode Directed by Charlotte Brändström Series showrunners John D. Payne and Patrick McKay Based on "The Lord of the Rings" and appendices by J.R.R. Tolkien The village is aflame, buried in soot and ash. The survivors make for a nearby hill and the Numenorean base camp, where it is revealed that the Queen Regent Miriel has lost her eyesight, and Elendil begins to realise that his son, Isildur, is lost, presumed dead, after attempting to save people from a burning house. Upon reaching the encampment, Theo who has been accompanied by Galadreil is reunited with Bronwyn and Arondir, and Galadriel is promised further Númenórean support by Miriel to defeat their common enemy, though Elendil is resentful of Galadriel's appearance having brought these events on the Numenoreans and his son. As the Númenóreans depart, a wounded Halbrand, found with a gash in his side, is in urgent need of Elvish medicine, as Galadriel brings him with her back to Lindon.Elsewhere, Nori's caravan finish their migration, but they find the other Harfoots lamenting the destruction of their grove due to the eruption of Orodruin. The Stranger's attempt to mend a tree appears to fail, so Sadoc, leader of the Harfoots, sends him away with a map of his constellation. The following day, however, the entire grove has regrown. While the Harfoots rejoice, they are found by a mysterious trio of Witches in White who are in search of the Stranger. After failing to mislead them, the trio burn the caravans. Wanting to protect their friend, a group of Harfoots set out to warn him. In Khazad-dûm, Elrond offers a deal for the Dwarvish mithril, but King Durin III declines, stating the Elven Age has ended. As Elrond departs, Durin IV witnesses mithril's ability to cure the Elven blight. He brings Elrond and begins to mine for the ore himself. Just as he strikes a massive mithril vein, King Durin arrives and banishes Elrond while also stripping Durin IV of his royal position before sealing the mine, though unbeknownst to him, a Balrog deep underground awakens. In the destroyed Southland village, Adar and his army claim victory and rename the land Mordor. The Rings of Power Episode 5 Cast Morfydd Clark as GaladrielNazanin Boniadi as BronwynTyroe Muhafidin as TheoIsmael Cruz Cordova as ArondirCynthia Addai-Robinson as Queen Regent MírielLloyd Owen as Captain ElendilMaxim Baldry as IsildurAlex Tarrant as ValandilPhil Grieve as Bazur (Taunting Orc)Geoff Morrell as Waldreg Joseph Mawle as AdarCharlie Vickers as HalbrandAnthony Crum as Ontamo Made Possible with Patreon TV Podcast Industries is made possible by our supporters on Patreon. You can follow and support us here: https://www.patreon.com/tvpodcastindustries Next Time On TV Podcast Industries... Thanks for joining us for our podcast all about The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings of Power Episode 7 "The Eye". We will be back next week with our podcast all about the season 1 finale of The Rings of Power Episode 8. Thanks so much for joining our circle fellow Ringers we hope to see you again soon. Keep watching, Keep Listening and Keep sailing for The West. John, and Derek TV Podcast Industries All images and audio clips are copyright of Amazon Prime and their respective copyright owners. The intro music for our Rings of Power Podcast is an edit of Humanity and our outro is an edit of Cinematic Trailer both by Scott Holmes Music and used under Creative Commons attribution 4.0 license

PJC Media
Legends of the Valdeshi: Genesis -- Write Stuff -- 9/27/2022

PJC Media

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 30:00


A human princess and a half Elvish prince struggle to find their place in their respective kingdoms. However, the rise of black magik force the two to band together alongside three orphan dragon cubs. All the while, each individual must come to terms with the possibility that they may be the fulfillment of a prophecy regarding a new generation of chosen warriors. Join me as I chat with debut author, Tamara E. Kraft on Tuesday, September 27th at 7:00 PM Eastern time. You can listen in at 646-668-8485. Follow PJC Media on podcast platforms everywhere. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/12131914.

Decoding Westworld
Bonus Ep. - When the Hobbits Wear Your Merch

Decoding Westworld

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 33:55


Support this podcast and get ad-free episodes and bonus episode by becoming a paid member of DecodingTV.com.Last week, a number of high-profile actors who've previously appeared in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring trilogy made social posts while wearing T-shirts from Don Marshall's online merch store. The shirts displayed the words “You Are All Welcome Here” in Elvish (translation by @WizardWayKris).In this bonus episode, I asked Don what it was like to experience this entire series of events. Read Don's recap of the events here.After you're done listening, consider following these wonderful online creators:@OnlyAnnaMaria@AnexWilson@KnewBettaDoBetta@BlackPNWLady@FreddiesRoommate@EbonyWarriorStudiosFollow Don Marshall:On TiktokOn TwitchOn InstagramOn PatreonFollow David:Subscribe to a Cast of KingsSubscribe to The FilmcastOn TwitterOn Instagram Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Rivenpod
Season 01 Episode 03 - Analysis

Rivenpod

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 81:45


The Elvish race had no beards, so that this also became a mark of an Elvish strain in certainly kingly families of Númenórean descent - but not in Amazon Prime Video's The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power! Despite the showmaker's war on hair, this has been our favourite episode of season one so far! Who is that giant statue in Númenor depicting? Why is Míriel the Queen Regent and not just the Queen? Where was Halbrand hiding that knife? What does the orc's 'father' have to do with Theo's father? Buckle in everyone, we're in for a bumpier ride than Galadriel on that horse. Wanna see get more information about our work? Then go to GuenevereLee.com Have a comment or suggestion? You can email us at Rivenpod (at) Gmail (dot) com or contact me on Twitter or Facebook: @GuenevereLee

Wandering DMs
Fantasy Languages | Watcha Talkin’ About? | Wandering DMs S04 E34

Wandering DMs

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 65:39


Dan & Paul chat about the state of languages in D&D and other fantasy RPGs. Tolkien was of the opinion that the invention of an artistic language in order to be convincing and pleasing must include not only the language's historical development, but also the history of its speakers, and especially the mythology associated with both the language and the speakers. It was this idea that an "Elvish language" must be associated with a complex history and mythology of the Elves that was at the core of the development of Tolkien's legendarium. Tolkien wrote in one of his letters -- "what I think is a primary 'fact' about my work, that it is all of a piece, and fundamentally linguistic in inspiration. … It is not a 'hobby', in the sense of something quite different from one's work, taken up as a relief-outlet. The invention of languages is the foundation. The 'stories' were made rather to provide a world for the languages than the reverse. To me a name comes first and the story follows. I should have preferred to write in 'Elvish'. But, of course, such a work as The Lord of the Rings has been edited and only as much 'language' has been left in as I thought would be stomached by readers. (I now find that many would have liked more.) … It is to me, anyway, largely an essay in 'linguistic aesthetic', as I sometimes say to people who ask me 'what is it all about'." While the Elvish languages remained at the center of Tolkien's attention, the requirements of the narratives associated with Middle-earth also necessitated the development at least superficially of the languages of other races, especially of Dwarves and Men, but also the Black Speech designed by Sauron, the main antagonist in The Lord of the Rings. This latter language was designed to be the ostensible antithesis of the ideal of an artistic language pursued with the development of Quenya, the Black Speech representing a dystopian parody of an international auxiliary language just as Sauron's rule over the Orcs is a dystopian parody of a totalitarian state. Flowing from Tolkien's primary interest, the need to handle various languages has long been a key part of D&D and other fantasy games. Does D&D do a good job at it? How can it be improved? Wandering DMs Paul Siegel and Dan “Delta” Collins host thoughtful discussions on D&D and other TTRPGs every week. Comparing the pros and cons of every edition from the 1974 Original D&D little brown books to cutting-edge releases for 5E D&D today, we broadcast live on YouTube and Twitch so we can take viewer questions and comments on the topic of the day. Live every Sunday at 1 PM Eastern time. This description uses material from the Wikipedia article "Languages constructed by J. R. R. Tolkien", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

Myth Monsters
Elves

Myth Monsters

Play Episode Play 53 sec Highlight Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 19:41 Transcription Available


In this week's episode, just in time for the release of Rings of Power - we're looking at the beautiful and elegant Elves from Norse mythology! How many types of Elves are there? Why did the people in Middle-Age England think they could shoot projectiles of illness? Find out this week!Support the show

Human Values
Lord of the Rings, The Last of Us, & Benjamin Button with Michael Callahan

Human Values

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 58:50 Transcription Available


Host of the podcast Where We Go Next, Michael Callahan, joins Lindsay and Aron to consider:What's your price to learn and then exclusively speak Middle-Earth Elvish for one year?What's your to immediately turn 90 and start aging backward like Benjamin Button?What's your price to spend one year trapped in a zombie apocalypse video game (e.g. The Last of Us)? You'll have infinite lives and can escape early if you finish the main campaign.—Follow Michael Callahan:Podcast: Where We Go NextInstagram: @wwgnpodcast—We want to know YOUR prices! Fill out our audience poll and sign up for newsletter updates at humanvaluespodcast.com

Lucky Paper Radio
Tarmogoyfs & Elvish Visionaries

Lucky Paper Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 53:07 Very Popular


Andy and Anthony are back at it again, returning to the font of endless Magic discussion: Baneslayers and Mulldrifters. After years of not consciously thinking about this dichotomy, Andy has discovered that his primary cube has skewed heavily towards “Baneslayers”. The boys get into why this descriptor is so often used derogatorily, some reasons why “Mulldrifter” maybe should be used derogatorily, and how people's perceptions of the difference between these two iconic cards changes when you choose different examples lower on the curve. Our listener submitted pack 1, pick 1 this week is a grid draft pick from 123jhd's Crimson Hunt. View all cards mentioned in the episode → Timestamps: 4:04 — Listener submitted pack 1, pick 1 12:09 — What are Baneslayers and Mulldrifters 14:25 — Why is “Baneslayer” often used in a derogatory way? 16:06 — How Andy's thinking about this dichotomy has changed over time 36:55 — Near-Baneslayers 41:56 — How good are these namesake cards in Anthony's ‘Regular Cube'? 44:35 — Andy's top 5 Baneslayers he's added to his Cube in the past 12 months Discussed in this episode: Mala Market Soy Sauce Next Level Deckbuilding Jeskai Control Battle Box Mono Black Aggro vs. UR Murktide @luckypaperMtG Twitter Check us out on Twitch and YouTube for paper Cube gameplay. 9 weeks to Cube Con! You can find the hosts' Cubes on Cube Cobra: Andy's “Bun Magic” Cube Anthony's “Regular” Cube If you have a question for the show, or want us to do a pack 1, pick 1 from your cube, email us at mail@luckypaper.co or submit your cube. You can also find both your hosts in the MTG Cube Talk Discord. If you'd like to show your support for the show, please leave us a review on iTunes or wherever you listen. Musical production by DJ James Nasty.

CTRL ALT Revolt!
The Tolkien Project Chapter Two

CTRL ALT Revolt!

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 11:03


Read the Previous Chapter hereChapter TwoA Tale in the DarkAfter the last of the hot scones were handed out, fresh from the ovens of Fatty, cups of sipping chocolate for the little'uns, boch of course for the olds, then the pipes were lit and hushes to be quiet administered, for the Telling of the Show was to begin. Malrond settled himself in a great tufted leather chair near the hearth, center stage within the main room, and for a long moment there was quiet. Then, with little to no fanfare he began at once.“I come none too late from the war in the south, my little friends…” began the old wizard. “To tell you the war that was coming, that we have felt in sky and stone, seen in omens and even bones… is over now. You may rest easy knowing this.”A hush deeper than the one that began the affair fell over the main room of the Last Friendly Inn as Malrond spoke this and all that could be heard in that solemn and stunning moment was the murmur-crackle and an occasional snap of the fire turning to grey ash within the grand hearth of the main room.The room was darker now. Only the struggling candles burned from behind Fatty McFarlane's perch at the end of the lovingly and oft-polished red oak bar and in the occasional sconce along the alcoves across the swollen room. Some later would remark that the dark seemed unnatural and was perhaps part of the showing. At the time this passed unnoticed, and the Littles collectively leaned forward at the beginning of the telling, willing themselves to miss nothing, knowing a great magic of the showing would soon begin as the wizard wove his quiet storytelling spell over the room, and them all in turn.The Littles, and others who were there that early spring night, in the back among the shadows, alone or keeping to their small traveling stranger clusters, all in the old pile of an inn were aware that war and death had been raging across the lands to the south around the great tower of Sirith Osildor itself and along the Black River that was the natural boundary for that southern region the Elves of Indolién referred to as The Undómë.The Twilight.Many travelers referred to those lost southern regions where the map seemed incomplete and even uncharted at times as… Ungondor.Lands of Cloud and Shadow.The quiet crowd in the normally merry old inn hovered over the old elven wizard's next words for surely there was more to this than what had been said already. Malrond took a deep draw from his long-stemmed clay pipe, held the smoke, his eyes watching them all, and then with a delicate movement of his old mouth sent the first smoke ring out and into the dark rafters above them all.“The crisis in the south… has been averted for now,” stated Malrond the Wise with a theatrical gravitas that bespoke a certain finality one must accept if the story were to go on.The Littles being great lovers of any travelling show that happened along the back roads agreed to the terms of the deal and accepted what the wizard had said with an acquiescent silence. Indicating old Malrond should go on with the rest of it, and already quick if you please.“The fell host of the Shadow Hordes has been turned back at the ancient Gates of Sirith Osildor itself. Just a few nights ago you may have seen lights of the terrible magics worked with much wroth in the crucial moments of that dire battle… just the other night in fact, a long night if you'll remember so, that is if there ever was one such as that one. A night in which those of us standing the watch against the coming shadow on the walls of the great tower guessed perhaps all was lost, and we had seen our last day. And even the last of all days to be seen by such as those who walk the Gentle Lands.”Yes, many of the Littles would later remark. The night had seeming restlessly long. There had been tossing and turning. Little'uns had nightmares and strange dreams that required attending and cold drinks of water to console. Some Littles even remarked that there had been the not unheard of, but not necessarily common, last meal of the several Littles generally consume per day.Second Creepies. A light comforting snack of catch as catch can from the larders to see out the last hours until dawn and Bacon.The wizard took a puff of his pipe, seemed to hold it for a moment as though wordlessly reciting a secret prayer, or a chant for good luck, good health, fair weather and a fast horse, and then finally let go with an almost melancholic exhale, sighing out the great weights that surely must rest on his narrow shoulders, the Littles assured themselves.Angelic blue smoke floated out from the wizard, its tendrils reaching among them, falling to the floor. Rising into rafters, seeking the shadows.The Littles breathed a sigh of relief and some even hoisted their mugs and took deeper draughts than unusual.This was, indeed, good news. The hordes of the Shadow defeated.“I was there…” announced the wizard to them all.No one had asked that. But in hindsight of the statement, it seemed the most natural of questions to be asked by ones not just seeking information but dying for its full reveal, and the tidbits and morsels must surely fall like so many crumbs of the Inn's famed Lavender Crumble Scones travelers from far and wide made detours just for. One of the younger little'uns, even more hot blooded and rash-tempered than quick with his fists Shane McFie, suddenly spoke from the dark floor where those of that age and stripe were gathered betwixt the main body and the old mage telling the show of what had happened there to the far and misty south.And even as this young one spoke up, rudely interrupting the proceeding with something about the elves and their swords, Malrond's continued smoke wafted through the room and over them all. Everywhere there were thin smoking tendrils like clever little garden snakes there in the stuffy atmosphere above the curly-haired Little heads who stared in rapture toward the wizard at the hearth, half lit by the simmering fire. Half in shadow by the darkness of the room.His face looked old now, they would all agree. Older than the last time they'd seen him come this way.And how long ago was that, some wondered.Time's a funny thing, answered others.Careworn and weather-beaten by many years on the road was the cause agreed on by all in the conversations and dissections that followed the days of the Showing of the Tell. As though some greater work than had been guessed at, was behind the old elf now. Though Malrond was clearly Andaari, noted by the long pointed ears, he seemed the opposite of that fair and noble race with their smooth features and almost almond eyes. Where he aged, they, other elves, did not. Where the bright sun did not touch them, it had carved deep lines in Malrond's long face, and brought bags to be under his baleful dark watching eyes. Time had bent the long nose that stared down upon them. Some old scar left barely visible ran down beneath one large eye. His eyes, they were dark. Dark like burning coals where the average Andaarian Elf tended toward blue and blue green eyes, and in this too he was different than those of his kind. And of course, his eyes were not like the royal green, burning like living fire in a fantastic jewel beyond price, reserved for those of the House of Eäron. Those Ancient Wayfaring Lords and founders of fair Indolién by the Sea. To have seen such eyes of the royal line, for a Little, even for a moment once in a lifetime, would have been considered a blessing to be noted and measured. A life event much talked about over field and farm and festival across the long years of the Littles which at best reached one hundred and thirty-seven. And even so special as to be noted when death came as it had been for Old Ori Farbanks, the former Mayor of Sheepshead who passed just five years back.Even the elves, merchants who seemed something more, had come out for that burying, staying just the day, and gone with the night and mist from off the coast.But those royal greens of the line of Eäron were not the eyes of Malrond the Wise. His were dark and glittering with tales, mischief, and yes jokes or at least funny stories for the most part. Sometimes they were sad and staring, seeing things only imagined when no one was watching him. Which was a mistake when in the company of Littles. Littles may be many things, silly, practical, laughing much, stuck in their ways constantly, angry about nothing just for the sake of it, faithful unto death, quiet like thieves when they meant to be, and occasionally mad, Littles were always watching. It was their nature to do so.The Littles knew the old elf as Malrond the Wise. But they also knew he was known by many names in other quarters even beyond the lands of Elves. Greystaff by the rock dwarves for the gnarled old ironwood he carried wherever he went about on his travels. Whisperer Tallhat by the strange and silent Children of Men far to the north. Gothminion some said in the ancient Elvish, older than Indarri, that was all but forgotten these days by most. But that was an unconfirmed [NC1] rumor that had only been heard and handed about and it seemed a strange one, a strange name for one such as he. And there were many other names suspected, and even hinted at.But as far as the Littles were concerned, Malrond was friendly when you thought about him and there was always a certain much needed excitement when he came about with his tales and spells and good talk.He remembered your business though you might not talk with him for a year, or even five in a stretch of seasons. He knew what you were about and what mattered to you and could speak and question at length regarding your affairs. And of course, he always came around at Harvest, and when there was great news afoot in the lands. The things said during his visits would keep the villages and hamlets of the Littles going for weeks at least.Malrond continued as the fire murmured and the smoke drifted heavy from his pipe though he had not puffed it and instead, wove it about with his long and crooked fingers, sparkling with many strange runic rings, and one… one that was uncommonly beautiful.“The hordes came out of the Ash south of the river… beyond the Forgotten Districts where much lies in ruin now, but those great wrecks still can be seen from the heights of the Sirith Osildor itself…”“Wot is the Ash?” some other impious young Little'un asked from the floor where the barefoot urchins had gathered with mugs of then[NC2]  warm chocolate. The older Littles erupted with a hiss of shushes and explosions regarding the impetuousness of youth, the abundance of bad parenting, and common lack of manners these days when you took count and measure of the state of affairs and all.A look crossed the old wizard's face at this second interruption. Like some flashing brief summer storm coming across the waters when you liked it least. This was because Malrond did not like being interrupted when he was on about something. That was clear. But the look was queerly gone as soon as it had come and the wizard obliged the question from the floor, smiling briefly as he did so.Some would say… it was not a warm smile. But that may have been due to the subject matter. The Southern Waystes where the map was shadowy, and things left botheringly unsaid.“The Ash is a low and broken land, burnt by great and terrible magics from the days of Inthol the Bright. But that was long ago when great monsters [NC3] heaved about the land and caused much trouble. Now the silent place is little but wretched blight where the low shadow hordes hunker, avoiding the light when they can, preferring to move with the night and the moon to seek their mischiefs and murders. Goblin tribes coming out to raid and strike fear into the hearts of good people everywhere if they can violate the waters of the River and the Watch at the Tower. My order has long kept an eye on these lands, and it was a year ago this time we first heard the war drums rumbling from the deep ruin there even though we dared not tread that far south into the southern Waystes often. Rumors and tales that a new war leader, Khahuz Ulghûl of the Black Feather Orcs, had come to power over that land and was looking to make trouble farther north for his sleeping master. Binding the boiling tribes beyond the river itself into their ancient hordes, this new foe called for great war against our peoples and dear Indolién itself if such folly can be imagined.”Now this was shocking, and the Littles gasped in horror at thought of what the wizard had just said. Orcs attacking Indolién.That would be the very definition of dark times indeed.For a long moment old Malrond mused over some matter just to himself, stoking his pipe with short breaths, smoothing his long grey beard with a long and gnarled old hand.Then he began once again, oblivious that the Littles had exercised so much patience during this interminable pause and not just interrupted into a chaotic chorus of questions hurled like summer ‘maters when there's too many to be had for anyone with sense.“Long did the council work to forestall Khahuz Ulghûl's efforts but it was soon clear enough what the black fiends' [NC4] intentions were. The tribes were coming north across the Black River come Unqualë or high water. It was clear their desire was to smash into the Sirith Osildor itself. If they were successful, then Indolién's southern port of trade toward the Lost Lands would be gone and he[NC5]  who is not to be spoken of would grow even greater still in power as he slumbers. To lose the Tower would have been a mighty blow against the Emerald Throne itself, and, the doom of us all.”Unqualë or High Water is a common expression among the Littles. Unqualë is an ancient elven word for an agonizing death. Malrond's usage was in keeping with the Littles' usage of it as a flooded farm was just about as bad as an agonizing death to a Little. They could not abide waste unless it was August ‘maters. By that time, they were giving them away, making midnight raids to deposit bushels of them on other neighbors' steads, or ambushing small bands of rogue boys to ward them off the melons the rascals would cut the hearts out of to eat in the heat of the day, or the cool of the misty late nights when they went roving before it was time to marry and settle.Seeking adventures to be had. Knowing the time for such things was short.The Littles drew in a deep breath and all at once began to babble in fear as the wizard paused and surveyed the impact of his words on their terror-struck faces at the fact the Gentle Lands were in jeopardy.“Was this known?”“How did this happen?”“We were almost done fer!”And it was at this fearful moment, the Showing of the Tell… truly began.Suddenly and much to their amazement, above their curly heads there in the smoke hanging amid the rafters with the hams and other lanterns, drifting charcoal images of some vast horde of foul orcs and lesser scheming goblins could be seen marching through the mists the smoke of Malrond's pipe had created. Just barely as some light show of travelling players working in puppetry might, but this in an otherworldly ash, charcoal, and blackest dust, began to show the Littles and those in the inn that night, the ferocious anger as Orc and Gob carried torch and shield forward, silently chanting their marching songs and war cries. Axes and swords forward in battle, ready for mayhem and slaughter.There were other beasts of the nether, dark among their host as shown in the image of darkness and smoke up there, the candlelight making it all seem more real, more alive. Terrible troll lords with demonic eyes and savage strength, dark beings of such wrath and terror marching above that Littles, some and not a few, hid their faces. The troll's fiery glaring eyes alight with mischief and deviltry.[NC6]  Ancient wraiths too, curst armored knights of the Old Age come back to slay once more, leading divisions of drum-beating, horn-blowing, snarling orcs as large as any savage north man and more. Powerfully built and wielding great cruel tree-cutting axes, or wide-bladed swords whose very metal seemed dirty and corrupted in evil. Broad and curved like the Corsairs of Ambar who sail far south beyond the Lost Lands into areas of myth and spice and tales beyond belief, or so some say.The overwhelmed Littles gawped in amazement at the sudden imagery forming and marching over their heads in the Inn's upper reaches of the main room. Muttering darkly, or even angrily at times, among themselves, for Littles hated orcs with a passion as they were the enemy of all growing, thriving things. Some averted their eyes, turning toward their simple prayers, mumbling words as if to sustain themselves in a swoon brought on by the relentless host above. In the smoke of the shadow show, the ghostly nether blue pipe rings of Malrond turned to a sea of black arrows filling the skies of the battle the shadow host was marching out to. Rising like some unclean squall of crows come from out of the east to pick the late summer fields clean of corn and ‘maters, as the Littles called tomatoes.An unlucky thing and curse if there ever was one.Then, as the Littles gasped in horror, the shadow arrows were falling now. Falling like flaming stars suddenly alight from the heavens above.But these arrows were not alight with flame, but surely with witch-magic. The flames were necrotic purple in ghost-light, seething and smoking as they fell through the rings of Malrond's smoke show and almost seemed to come down on the Littles themselves right there on the floor of the inn.Children, the little'uns, cried out or screamed with such sudden terror that the tiny, round Little Mothers threw themselves and their shawls over the children as if that could protect them from the storm of deadly flights falling and exploding among them. The Little farmers stood quickly as though hoping to stand between their young and the strike and the covering mothers. Other younger Littles like Shane McFie and those in his band, roared in anger, hoisting their mugs like small swords or clubs, and made ready to answer any violence in kind.In an instant the shadow arrows rained down on the mighty broken tower of Sirith Osildor itself, rising in image among the coals and torched logs of the hearth near the murmuring wizard. The Littles saw some of the smoke arrows, things of figment surely, smash into the floor of the inn after they'd fallen from the rafters, exploding on Fatty McFarlane's polished boards like wraiths of smoke and nightmare that never were. But by then the Littles were staring into the images within the hearth conjured by the wizard and his pipe for they were far more fascinating and as though viewing the living thing itself with one's own eyes.It was… mesmerizing.Few to none had ever seen the Tower. Sirith Osildor itself. An ancient place buried deep in the lore of the Andaar and some say… even far older into the Old Ages of long ago when things were different. Gleaming elven defenders were struck and fell from the high stone ramparts and crumbling parapets into the thronging masses of shadow invaders even now approaching the lower battlements with unquenchable flame and relentless spear. Around the main room of the inn, the thousand fires of the shadowy host seemed alive and more real than the candles that burned from their recesses. Shadow of imposing troll and goblin sneak marched like ghosts through the room toward the tower itself and if one could hear past the gasps and screams of the Littles, one might it seemed, hear terrible drums and ululating horns of war.The hellish hearth of the inn, a place of gathering and tales listened to and told of, cast its steady orange glow along one side of the old wizard's face, making him seem something stronger, stranger, older.Murmuring as though in a dream, the wizard continued his telling.[NC7] Within the hearth the flames leapt, the grey logs almost ash turning suddenly black, and a battle in minute detail broke out along the fabled Ivory Causeway within the consuming logs. The old, fabled road that once made itself over the Black River and into the districts of Sirith Osildor. The shadow of the host spread like a rot across summer's best fruits as they raced for the tower through the flames and the images revealed along the burning wood. Soon they were at the very gates of the old fortress that guarded the good lands and the Littles crowded, not close, but tippy toed, and pressed to see what the wizard was showing them with the hearth.The hoary face of a wraith, garbed in ancient almost translucent armor, appeared in a sudden burst of flames within the fire, and roared wordlessly in a sudden snap of a log and spray of flames, the thing's breath a hiss as the dead thing waved a runed sword, dented and old, forward, leading more of the shadow host into battle against the Tower. The orcs, tiny scrambling ashen figures threw themselves onto the tower walls, working their ashen bows and shooting down the defenders above with fiery arrows as they crawled like a pestilence among mighty battlements of Sirith Osildor.The crowd of Littles and others within the inn recoiled in horror at this spectacle of what seemed certain to be the sack of the mighty southern tower that defended the gateway to the Gentle Lands. Revealed within the images of the hearth and its flames were horrors and terrors never contemplated. Some began to whimper and cry, and parents who had brought their children, expecting some great wonder or reward from the travelling wizard, felt suddenly terrible at having arrived with their little'uns to such a tragedy witnessed in flame, fire, smoke, and shadow.The wizard, silent, and musing his beard and pipe[NC8] , watched them all as they remained helpless to tear their eyes away from what he was showing them in the telling.Then… he spoke. His voice old and creaking, and yet, something more. Words, some would say later, the words of Malrond were like the only things that existed in that moment.But that was what some said, and others said nothing on the subject.“All was lost in those first moments of the battle,” began Malrond once again and paused with such a sense of weight he seemed to have nothing more to add. That the loss of the defenders, the tower, and the certain arrival of the Shadow in the Gentle Lands was imminent. As though each Little should fly home at this very moment to their stead and take to the hills and mountains in the east with haste and everything on their back if only to save their lives right now.“But then came Adoras himself, Champion of the Emerald Throne, riding the field of battle to the aid of the defenders of Sirith Osildor. Bringing with him a host of the Elven Horse just in time out of the North Lands where they had been rumored to be but mere months ago. And you may think this is where everything will be alright and the day, or rather night, saved. But my Little friends, this was where the battle truly became its most terrible, and defeat was as close as it would come to snuffing out the light of us all had the tides not turned.”Silence fell over the whole inn.“At dawn, just when all seemed lost, like a bright shining scythe sweeping the late harvest of wheat, Adoras and the Horse came out of the east, crossing into the outskirts of southern Osildor and sweeping into the armies of the Shadow with the sun at their backs. Making their attack between the gate and the bridge. Now… the battle was begun in full and both forces descended into the madness of battle as it was joined.”Above their heads, the Littles and those in the inn gaped in amazement as the images of the Elven Horses, riders in armor shining like bright death itself, appeared with the weak grey dawn light and swept into the wide districts of that southern city beyond the tower. Districts buried under the forces of the shadow. Instantly great fights were begun within the streets. Orc and goblin carrying fire and spear were driven off the face of the mighty tower and slain as they fled back for the dark waters of the river and shadows of the south.“Adoras' wrath was indeed terrible,” Malrond stated solemnly. “The Champion of the Emerald Throne, true and faithful as he is known to be, wrought much wrath and destruction as his final charge carried straight into the shadow army's line holding near the bridge. Even the trolls and wraiths who make their homes among the Broken Rock along the Forgotten Coast were carried away like so much flotsam in the spring flood that was Adoras' triumph on the field that day I have just come from.”Malrond made some gesture, suddenly with a deft movement tossing his drink into the fire, and the flames within the hearth exploded, sending showers of sparks and smoke rising into the inn. Within this choking miasma, a mighty demon of a troll rose up among the press of goblins in their leathers with bloody red silks and black masks of that command to stand against the charge. With their misshapen and ugly heads, twisted green creatures fled as the beautiful stallions and shining riders of the Horse came at them and the terrible rampaging troll. This foe, a tall and lean thing with long gangly arms ending in great dirty claws, turned to fight back the charge with the aid of an antique axe from the elder ages carried over one lumpen shoulder. The terrible scythe dripped with inky blood, notched and smoking along the charcoal blade. The ghost image of the troll's eyes were desperate but still malevolent enough, as a winged helmed elven warrior atop a white steed, the perfection of the fabled Elven Horse of Indolién, swooped in with bright and shining spear, a sword on the belt, to do single combat in the street with the abomination of the troll.This was a great spectacle to those gathered in the Inn for it surely seemed the valiant warrior was outmatched from the first by the towering height of the foe and the ferocity of its terrible rage. The bloody troll moved fast and swept the scythe of his vicious axe into the breast of the incoming mount of the rider, but the mount reared and the wounded horse, a beautiful and noble creature within the image of smoke in the Inn, cried out in sudden indignation and terror as it tried to back away, throwing its great hooves forward to attack the looming horror. In the same instant, the elven warrior fired his spear forward in a savage strike as though it was the merest shaft from off the meanest bow fired at ease. Except the power and speed with which it flew from the rider's powerful arm told that the blow was something far more potent than at first expected. Something from the tales of the Great Bow of Aeostir the Hunter himself.An unbelievable second later the spear landed amid the troll's gaunt chest, planting itself with all the stern refusal of something that could never be shaken or moved again. No mortal thing would have survived its piercing. But the spear's appearance within its body only seemed to outrage the beast even more. The troll dragged its axe over its devil's head, intending to smite the dying horse and warrior as once again both horse and rider went down in the street near the tower. But the elf was as all elves are, quick and agile, spritely in battle. Literally walking off his dying and noble mount, surging suddenly forward into the close quarters fray with the evil troll, the warrior drew his blade for a swift stroke.The shining warrior delivered the victorious slash against the guts of the troll with his quickly drawn blade. Green blood and pestilent ichor splashed out onto the wet stones of the ravaged street and the elf was at once wielding the blade against his foe again and again in angry fury. Striking wounds that would never heal for such is the fabled metal of the elven smiths of Indolién as everyone knows.They do not heal.In the smoke and fading ash within the hearth images, the Littles stared in amazement and horror at the battle revealed just for them as more of Malrond's smoke rings plied the airs among them yet again.“But the enemy was not finished yet,” crooned the wizard from the asides. “Within the hour of Adoras' great victory, the enemy played their last tricky hand, and a new foe was come to put paid to the matter…”The ground around the warrior began to shake all at once as more of Malrond's blue smoke seemed to come from nowhere and everywhere all at once across the Inn. For some, and they would discuss this later over all the meals the next day between Bacon and Creepies, it was hard to say whether you were in the Inn, or at the battle itself.“Troll and elf strove on in deadly battle even as the goblin horde streamed past in full pell mell retreat, certain the battle for the Tower was truly lost to them now, their captains dead. The view within the smoke about them all changed to a circling raven's eye view of the fields beneath the heights of the ancient tower itself. From those heights, those within the inn could see the individual melees taking place on the narrow and twisting streets below in and among the bright and glittering merchants' houses who made their homes there along the southern edges. It was amazing to witness and again, something much discussed over cold draghts in the afternoon and nuts and cheese before supper. One could see the masses of both sides, Shadow and Elven Horse, colliding into one another at no less than three points beyond the tower.“Within the tower, under the command of that fabled general who all the Gentle Lands trusted to never give up the southern watch, bowmen began to return fire and shoot down into the streets at the goblins and raging trolls to be found and targeted there for effective fire.Surely all was not lost as day became real and of course the news must be most wonderful, thought every watching Little as they paid witness to the images of smoke and magic the wizard had manifested for their knowing right there in the Inn.Then a great shadow cast itself across the battle and over every warrior on all sides. Even the Inn itself. Some looked around as though to see some great thing passing overhead through the rafters and curing meats there. The shadow come from the south was like some insect plague swarming a crust of cast bread. Warriors of both sides gazed skyward suddenly into the morning grey light to see the coming of the great dragon to the battle at Sirith Osildor.“Out of the ancient mists of time the enemy had found our oldest of foes…” spoke the wizard softly, almost reverently. “An ancient drake from the brood of Gathmar herself. In an instant the dragon fell among the warriors under Adoras and did much damage with tooth and claw, choking smoke and black fire, as dragons are wont to do.”Within the smoke of the images swallowing everyone within the Inn, the dragon settled into the thick of the battle before the old Port Gate on the west of the Citadel itself. Bright armored warriors of the Elven Horse and their mounts were scattered as the dragon swept its terrible claws across them all, sending shattered armor and broken weapons in shadowy smoke across the destruction of the orcs, even themselves fleeing from the terror of the beast. All was chaos and terror among those who'd fought for that street and not given an inch in the hours of deepest night and coming dawn that marked the battle.“It was into this destruction and impending peril and loss that Adoras rode Telemnar against the dragon.”If this was true, if the images the wizard conjured within the smoke were to be believed, then this was the stuff of tales and song and the Littles were seeing it here, above and among them. The mightiest of the elven scions of the Emerald Throne rode into the battle where it was thickest, as orcs, goblins, and even the troll rallied to protect the dragon's flanks even though they were clearly in stark terror of the terrible and mighty thing at their sides. It was here, cutting and slaying, Adoras drove impossibly forward and struck a mighty blow against the dragon with his fabled sword Norsus.“Long was this contest fought,” intoned Malrond solemnly as though in some trance. The smoke dragon reared high into the sky of the rafters and hams in the Inn's darker recesses, towering over the mighty houses that had been broken and sundered in that noble district of Sirith Osildor, breathing green fire across the foes confronting it.“The shields of Adoras' vanguard held and once more the elven Horse charged into the dragon, wounding the wyrm sorely as the fight grew desperate. But…” spoke Malrond softly. “…Twas not without cost.“All those who stood against the dragon save Adoras himself were felled by the piercing of the dragon's fangs, the rending of its claws, and great buffets from off its mighty wings.“Elves of greatness and renown fell in vain against its strength. The onslaught of the raging termagant was so awful even orcs and goblins were too afeared to draw near the wrath of its ancient evil, and instead withdrew into the wreckage and ruin to await the outcome of the contest between the champion and the dragon beneath the great tower.“But Adoras would not relent though sorely wounded himself,” continued Malron. “And so at the last he raised his mighty sword and struck the dragon in its black heart, bringing the great beast down in sudden thunder and blood all at once.”Within the Inn the image seen was incredible. All were filled with fear and wonder in the same instant. Light exploded, shadows reigned, and all that was seen was the silhouetted image of dragon and elf prince against the color of flame and ruin in the background. The mighty elf seemed slain to them and then, as if in final spite, he lashed out with the bite of the blade Norsus and found home, striking down and into the great and ancient wyrm.Little ‘un, lone traveling man, sand elf, and those others of the Littles who found themselves in the Inn that night, rejoiced and gasped in horror at the mighty spectacle of the sight of the slaying of the dragon.Indeed, it was a mighty thing to behold. A thing that made the tales of the Lost Ages seem trifles of the here, and the now. That what had just been witnessed was even something mightier and greater than any ever told round hearth or fire, or along the waysides where one passed nights with such wild fables and smoke.The inn erupted as the dragon heaved its last and died, collapsing into the river.And over this roar the voice of Malrond thundered for them all to hear once gain.“The Shadow Host was broken and driven back beyond the river!” cried the old wizard to them all. “Adoras triumphed over foe and fiend and in the name of the Emerald Throne for the cause is just, and it is right. The Gentle Lands, and all other homes that lie under the Sway of Indolién… are safe once more.”He paused as the smoke of the showing of the tell faded like dreams barely remembered… and for a moment the entire Inn was in darkness and not even the faintest glow of the hearth could be seen in its black emptiness.There were just the fading whispers of the wizard.Then Malrond added, “For now.”Suddenly the Littles were swarming the broad oaken bar of Fatty and demanding frothy pints of the finest, celebrating the victory of Adoras himself and at the same moment recounting what they had just seen as though they and they only had been there amid the smoke and flame of the battle and its recounting needed immediately.Those not engaged in such unmannerly drinking were swarming the legs of the wizard asking for more and other details, and to show them all once again the things of wonder they had seen within Malrond's smoke and showing.Malrond, who was known to be kind, and to have a special place within his heart for the Littles of the Gentle Lands, stayed for a while more, telling them more of how Adoras had put sword to the fell host and pursued them back to their caves and barrows beyond the river, and even to the very ruins of the Fallen Kingdom of Amnanor of the Old Age. A place of strange spirits many who went there never returned from. Malrond reminded the clustering Little farmers who seemed less inclined to wait for the next succulent detail that fell from the lips of the wizard, that all was safe now and some of the darker details were best left unsaid if one valued sleep. And there were sleepy-eyed little'uns about that needed carrying back to their beds.“Ave yer been there, Malrond?” asked one.“Tis true that time's gone daft beyond the Black Gate?” asked another.“Didja see any of the warewoofs of Lord Suth?”Littles are always going on and on about werewolves from the south and are as likely to blame the myth of such creatures for any of their ills more than anything else they can quite name.“I did accompany Adoras and the Bright Fist, his personal guard, into the south and there we fought at the very foundations of the Doom Gate, the Manarandon itself, forcing them to draw it closed once more and defend the unnamed one within. Then we turned back for needs must. Adoras is now to appear before the throne but bid me come and bring you this great news.”“Will'ee stay Malrond?”“Say more and we shall carry on and sing songs to dawn in celebration of the evil that almost befell our little farms and has been smashed now!”But Malrond would not stay among them long. There were other communities and holdings within the Gentle Lands that knew him by other names and to these he told the Littles he must depart at once to and show the telling of once again.Soon it was time for Malrond to be off, so with much sorrow, and not a few tears from the gathering Littles, Malrond made the old door of the aged inn and was gone just like that, off into the misty night as strangely as he'd appeared among them that morning.Outside the inn all was quiet dark, and misty night. A few stood with pipes, waving farewell to the tall striding figure in the night, watching as the mist took him, and soon he was unseen once more.Subscribe Now and get the Audio version of this and so much more… This is a public episode. If you'd like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit nickcole.substack.com/subscribe

It's All Geek to Me
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - Part 4

It's All Geek to Me

Play Episode Play 30 sec Highlight Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 31:59


In today's episode, Kelli and Leah watch up to the 1 hour and 46 minute mark of the final film of the trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Kelli narrates the journey (and the awesome special effects) of Dimholt and makes more Skyrim comparisons, while Leah (predictably) cries over Merry and Éowyn secretly joining the army.  And both hosts are surprised to discover that Elron is actually Elrond (which is a much more suitable elf name, if you ask us!)Chat with us on Twitter! We'd love to hear what you think. You can find us at @AllGeekPodcast and be sure to tweet us your thoughts! Did you realize that we've been saying Elron this whole time? What do you predict Elrond is saying to Aragorn in Elvish before he leaves for Dimholt?Support the show

英语每日一听 | 每天少于5分钟
第1538期:Smartphone vs the classroom

英语每日一听 | 每天少于5分钟

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 2:27


We know it's good to learn another language. It opens doors, makes you more employable, helps you make new friends, and it's fun too. But to improve our linguistic skills, many of us have to endure hours of school lessons or evening classes, with our heads buried in textbooks. It's no wonder then that technology appears to be providing a better and more accessible way of learning.我们知道学习另一种语言是件好事。它打开了大门,让你更有工作能力,帮助你结交新朋友,而且也很有趣。但是为了提高我们的语言技能,我们中的许多人不得不忍受几个小时的学校课程或夜校,我们的头埋在课本中。难怪技术似乎提供了一种更好、更容易获得的学习方式。There is certainly a huge demand for language learning, and having a smartphone means you can have a virtual teacher with you wherever you go. Many app developers are keen to cash in on the demand, and there are numerous learning apps available – including our own, free, BBC Learning English app! One of many popular apps, Duolingo, offers 91 courses in 30 languages and has more than 300 million users.语言学习肯定有巨大的需求,拥有智能手机意味着无论你走到哪里都可以有一位虚拟老师。许多应用程序开发人员热衷于根据需求兑现,并且有许多学习应用程序可用 - 包括我们自己的免费 BBC 学习英语应用程序!Duolingo 是众多流行应用程序之一,提供 30 种语言的 91 门课程,拥有超过 3 亿用户。Some educational apps offer languages not popular enough to be taught at evening classes, or at most universities. And others offer ‘invented' language courses in Esperanto, Elvish and Star Trek's Klingon – lessons you might not find in a traditional classroom. Whatever you want to learn, apps allow you to go at your own pace and fit learning around other commitments. But they're not perfect – you might not get your head round the grammar and will lack the peer support you could get in a classroom environment.一些教育应用程序提供的语言不够流行,无法在夜校或大多数大学教授。其他人则提供世界语、精灵语和星际迷航的克林贡语的“发明”语言课程——传统课堂中可能找不到的课程。无论您想学习什么,应用程序都可以让您按照自己的节奏进行学习,并围绕其他承诺进行学习。但它们并不完美——你可能无法理解语法,并且缺乏在课堂环境中可以获得的同伴支持。So, does technology spell the end of traditional classrooms and teachers? Guy Baron, head of modern languages at Aberystwyth University, thinks not. He told the BBC that apps should be used alongside classroom methods, not to the exclusion of traditional teaching. And he adds: "The apps are very conversational... they're not designed for degrees, but they could be additional resources."那么,技术是否意味着传统课堂和教师的终结?阿伯里斯特威斯大学现代语言系主任 Guy Baron 不这么认为。他告诉 BBC,应用程序应该与课堂方法一起使用,而不是排斥传统教学。他补充说:“这些应用程序非常具有对话性......它们不是为学位设计的,但它们可能是额外的资源。”Certainly technology is going to help in and outside the classroom. But attending a real lesson, facing a real teacher, probably forces you to be more committed.当然,技术将在课堂内外提供帮助。但是参加真正的课程,面对真正的老师,可能会迫使你更加投入。Motivation can be a problem when using an app. But if you have a genuine and practical reason to learn another language, you will no doubt stick with it.使用应用程序时,动机可能是一个问题。但是,如果你有一个真正和实际的理由去学习另一种语言,你无疑会坚持下去。词汇表open doors 打开(各种机会的)大门linguistic 语言的evening class 夜校textbook 课本,教科书accessible 容易获取的,可得到的virtual teacher 虚拟教师cash in 从……中捞到钱财course 课程Esperanto 世界语classroom 教室,课堂get your head round (something) 理解、弄懂(复杂的事情)peer support 同学之间互相支持spell the end 预示某事结束teaching 教学degree 学位resource 资源committed (态度)坚定的,投入的motivation 积极性,动力stick with it 坚持下去

Belated Box Office
Bonus Episode - Trailer Reactions

Belated Box Office

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 47:34


Jeff and Pat are still on summer break after season two, but they got the urge to get back behind the microphone and shake off the cobwebs, so get ready for nothing but trailer reactions in a special summer bonus episode! Topics of discussion include their mutual lack of enthusiasm for the future of the MCU, and their theories on Elvish reproduction. Links to episode trailers on YouTube below: Wakanda Forever teaser trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlOB3UALvrQ&t=2s She-Hulk: Attorney at Law trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7JsKhI2An0 John Wick Chapter 4 trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27EF723ZDmI Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiMinixSXII Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power trailer: https://youtu.be/Tl44vcVIRmQ

Finding Harmony Podcast
From Norway to Nepal with Ellen Johannesen

Finding Harmony Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 109:18


Our guest today is a lovely Elvish woman, who could've easily descended from a family of Wood Nymphs. Ellen Johannesen was born in Norway but has spent many years living abroad, mainly in India and Nepal. She was first introduced to yoga during her career as a professional dancer and has been teaching now for over 20 years. In 2002, she co-founded the first Ashtanga studio in Oslo, Norway, where she headed up the Mysore program. However, her time in India led to a growing interest in Buddhism, which brought her back to live and study for three years in Bylakuppe, at a Tibetan Monastery and Tibetan refugee settlement. She subsequently moved to Kathmandu where she became a Tibetan translator and earned a Masters degree in Buddhist studies and Himalayan Languages from Kathmandu University. During this time she founded the first Mysore program in the center of Kathmandu where she lived and taught for seven years. Ellen also studied Sanskrit, which was traditionally widely used among the Nepali Brahmin population and the Newar Buddhists. More recently, she has returned to Norway, but continues to take students on transformational retreats, where you can practice Ashtanga yoga and go trekking in the spiritual hub of the Himalayas. She loves sharing some of her favourite places around and beyond the Kathmandu valley, while introducing students to the sacred sites and natural beauty that is Nepal. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT ELLEN INSTAGRAM I WEBSITE I On Yoga Norway FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HARMONY WEBSITE The Finding Harmony Podcast is hosted, edited and produced by Harmony Slater and co-hosted by Russell Case. A big heart of thanks to our friends, family, and students from around the world, who've generously supported this podcast through your comments, sharing, and financial donations. Your contributions have allowed us to keep our podcast ad and sponsor free. Creating, editing and producing each episode takes a lot of time. It is a labor of love. And would not be possible without your kind support. If you've enjoyed today's podcast, please consider supporting our future episodes by making a donation. Every little bit goes a long way and we are immensely grateful for any and all of your support. Make A Donation Don't forget to subscribe and leave a review! ❤ Give us a 5★ rating! Opening and closing music compliments of my dear friend teaching Ashtanga yoga in Eindhoven, Nick Evans, with his band “dawnSong” from the album “for Morgan.” Listen to the entire album on Spotify - Click Here. To purchase your own copy - Click Here.

The Rings of Power Wrap-up
009 - How About a Heads Up Next Time, Amazon?

The Rings of Power Wrap-up

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2022 53:43 Very Popular


Alan and Shawn finally break down the teaser that dropped on July 14, while they were both on summer vacations (oops!). Galadriel puts Elrond in his place with Middle-earth's greatest “you idiot” look, and we may be seeing the discovery of mithril in Moria! Plus, terrifying unidentifiable red stuff… and lots of physics-defying Elvish fighting techniques.

J & J People Are The Worst
Fuck It Friday Episode 19 DinoVsRobot

J & J People Are The Worst

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 34:28


Email: jnj.peoplearetheworst@gmail.com If I were Sonny from "iRobot", this whole description would already be done, and it would be a masterpiece. Alan Tudyk is the fucking man. Steve the Pirate could definitely solo a T-Rex, bet money bitch! I do wish I had grown up to become a mad scientist. I could absolutely make a big enough E.M.P. to shut all this shit down then. Instead of reading this, you'd be purifying water, picking vegetables, and curing meats. Doesn't that sound fun? We could all learn to speak Elvish like the Amish, too. Everybody wearing wool clothing, and talking all sexy like Legolas. I bet Katy Perry can't put it down in bed, at all. Just wasting that Elf hangdown. I have so much Chinese food in me right now, I can barely concentrate. Pray for my soul, and my hole. G-unit, out.

By-The-Bywater: A Tolkien Podcast
40. Dude, Just Make a Language!

By-The-Bywater: A Tolkien Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 63:54


Jared, Oriana and Ned talk about Ned's choice of topic: Tolkien's essay “A Secret Vice.” Originally prepared as a lecture called “A Hobby for the Home” for an Oxford literary society in 1931, “A Secret Vice” is now regarded as one of the two most key essays, along with “On Fairy-Stories” of Tolkien essentially reflecting on his own work and what drove his creative interests. His training and work as a philologist grew out not only an interest in languages in general but in creating them for his own interest, and it's long been clear that his early development of the Elvish languages in particular are what led him to start creating poetry and prose set in his legendarium to begin with. At the same time, the time and place of the essay's creation demonstrates that a lot of his stance involves assumptions that wider linguistic scholarship has since moved on from. What was the popular impact of constructed languages such as Esperanto on Tolkien's own belief in how such languages could thrive? Why is it important to distinguish between Tolkien's favored belief in sound symbolism and the separate school of structural linguistics? What were some of the evident biases that Tolkien's own favored languages – not to mention his native language, English – created in terms of what he wanted to create himself with his own original tongues? And just what was it with his way of dancing around actually talking about what interested him in the subject instead of simply flat out stating it?SHOW NOTES.Jared's doodle. To see the stars is to name them.We do not recommend getting into an accident with a forklift, but if you do, watch MST3K, listen to It's Just a Show, and sing along with a song. The Tolkien Society's report on the new forthcoming Tolkien book The Fall of Númenor. (And as we say later, check out our Aldarion and Erendis episode.)Amazon promos ahoy. There were a variety of Empire magazine stories; this was the main one online, plus Lenny Henry on the Harfoots. (And Celebrimbor…the newscaster?)Leith McPherson on being the dialect coach for The Rings of Power.Jamie Wilson and Lindsey Weber on the Orcs in The Rings of Power. (Relatedly, our episode on orcs.)Deadline's announcement of the major voice casting for The War of the Rohirrim.Philippa Boyens interviewed by TheOneRing.net on The War of the Rohirrim, including discussion of the new character Héra.The critical edition of A Secret Vice, as listed on Dimitra Fini's site. (Plus the informal launch, as she describes it, of the book at Oxford.)Oriana's 2019 Vox piece on conlangs. You might have heard of GoldenEye. But are you invincible?Constructed languages have been a thing then and now. Esperanto! Volapük! Novial! Gertrude Stein and James Joyce: Modernists par excellence.Sound symbolism and structural linguistics.Finnish is very much its own thing.Support By-The-Bywater on Patreon and hang out with us in a friendly private Slack!

The Tolkien Road
0295 » Silmarillion 2022 Ch 16 » Of Maeglin

The Tolkien Road

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 52:12


Join us for an in-depth discussion as we explore "Of Maeglin", the 16th chapter of The Silmarillion. Get the most out of your Silmarillion reading as we unpack this story of Elvish tragedy!EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS » Kaitlyn of Tea with Tolkien, John R, Jacob Lockham, John H, Scotchy BoboIn Chapter 16, we learn of a tragic tale of Aredhel, the White Lady of the Noldor, Eöl, the dark Elf of Nan Elmoth, Maeglin, their son, and Idril, the daughter of Turgon.WATCH THE VIDEO» https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPgoqAi8qFQQUOTE OF THE WEEK » "[I]t seemed to [Idril] a thing strange and crooked in [Maeglin], as indeed the Eldar ever since have deemed it: an evil fruit of the Kinslaying, whereby the shadow of the curse of Mandos fell upon the last hope of the Noldor."CONTENTS:- Concerning Aredhel » 4:00- Eöl and Nan Elmoth » 12:00- Concerning Maeglin » 25:56- Back to Gondolin / Curufin and Eöl » 28:30- The Tragedy of Aredhel and Eöl » 35:00- Haiku » 45:50LINKS & MATHOMS:- listen to The Silmarillion for FREE » https://www.audibletrial.com/everon- buy The Silmarillion » https://amzn.to/3FOKAY5- buy The Atlas of Middle-earth » https://amzn.to/3KLOxQa- buy Tolkien's Requiem » https://tolkiensrequiem.com/- buy Tolkien's Overture » https://tolkiensoverture.com/- Timeline of Arda » https://lotr.fandom.com/wiki/Timeline_of_Arda- Interactive Map of Beleriand » http://lotrproject.com/map/beleriand/- Episode 47 » Silmarillion 2015 » Ch 16 » Of Maeglin » https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVMoJBBzOukSPECIAL THANKS:- John R- Kaitlyn of Tea with Tolkien- Jacob Lockham- John H- Ms. Anonymous- Andrew T- Redhawk- Shannon S- Brian O- Emilio P- Zeke F- James A- James L- Chris L- Chuck F- Asya V- Ish of the Hammer- Teresa C- David of Pints with Jack- Jonathan D- Eric S- Joey S- Eric B- Johanna T- Mike M- Robert H- Paul D- Julia- Werty- Matthew W- JoeBagelMan- Chris K- Jacob S- Dawn JAS WELL AS THOSE CELEBRATING THEIR PATRON ANNIVERSARY THIS MONTH (JUNE OF 2022) » Teresa C, James L

The Prancing Pony Podcast
255 – She Never Begs, She Knows How to Choose Them

The Prancing Pony Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 120:44 Very Popular


The appearance of the biggest cobwebs he's ever seen gives Sam some hope that he's at least dealing with something he understands, and fortunately cutting through them is easy enough with the right tools (such as an ancient Elvish sword from Gondolin). But soon Frodo is wild with (false) hope of his own, and rushes headlong into what Sam knows can only be more danger. We dig deeper into Shelob's history and her mutual understanding with Sauron, learn how much of an arachnophile Gollum really is, and discuss how the One Ring is — and is not — like a palantír.

Don't Forget Your Towel
The One Ring: Baranor (Ep 4)

Don't Forget Your Towel

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 55:51


The fellowship enter the cave where Baronor has been staying, but dangers most certainly lie within. And what of Baronor - is he villain or victim? Will he go with them willingly, or put up a fight? This is the fellowship's final challenge... ENTER THE GIVEAWAY Share giveaway post from one of the following: www.facebook.com/DFYTPodcast @DFYTPodcast www.instagram.com/dfyt_podcast @dfyt_podcast twitter.com/DFYT_Podcast @DFYT_Podcast SUPPORT UKRAINE Donate: https://help.rescue.org/donate-nz/ukraine-crisis Other ways to help: https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/ways-to-help-ukraine-conflict/?fbclid=IwAR1Z-evNMhbaqTQEOCh7uCahXUHaTydW3fNvZ71TAvE6V-MjkyRnApgIJMc (scroll down for non-donation options) The One Ring by Fria Ligan: https://freeleaguepublishing.com/en/games/the-one-ring/  Cast: Groin John Callen @realjohncallen Cota Henry Rolleston @rolling.storm Griffin Jared Abel @sandmanjared Idril Erin O'Flaherty @erinoflahertyactor Loremaster Azul Alysum @DFYT_Podcast Edited by Erin O'Flaherty and Azul Alysum Theme Song: Composed and sung by Michaela Cornelius https://soundcloud.com/mikatte with Elvish intro and main theme vocals by Erin O'Flaherty Additional Music: The following were promoted by Unwind Station: Warrior Rising by Ean Grimm Eclipse - Medieval Action Music Garden of Dawn by Noonsol https://noonsol.net/download Myths and Legends (Collection) The following are by Alexander Nakarada https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com/royalty-free-music/celtic-fantasy: Heartbeat Greenlands Hard Justice by Darren Curtis - Darren Curtis Music https://www.darrencurtismusic.com/freemusicpage1 Folk Round by Kevin MacLeod incomptech.com Hey Sailor by Letter Box Promoted by YouTube Audio Library http://bit.ly/32TUZyy SFX: www.freesound.org www.freesfx.co.uk Sonniss Audio Bundles

Don't Forget Your Towel
The One Ring: Tharnost (Ep 3)

Don't Forget Your Towel

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 55:31


The fellowship has finally reached the town of Tharnost, but the quest is far from over. There are still challenges they must overcome, and still dangers lurking around unsuspecting corners. They can only hope the town will welcome them as friends, not as foes... ENTER THE GIVEAWAY Share giveaway post from one of the following: www.facebook.com/DFYTPodcast @DFYTPodcast www.instagram.com/dfyt_podcast @dfyt_podcast twitter.com/DFYT_Podcast @DFYT_Podcast SUPPORT UKRAINE Donate: https://help.rescue.org/donate-nz/ukraine-crisis Other ways to help: https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/ways-to-help-ukraine-conflict/?fbclid=IwAR1Z-evNMhbaqTQEOCh7uCahXUHaTydW3fNvZ71TAvE6V-MjkyRnApgIJMc (scroll down for non-donation options) The One Ring by Fria Ligan: https://freeleaguepublishing.com/en/games/the-one-ring/  Cast: Groin John Callen @realjohncallen Cota Henry Rolleston @rolling.storm Griffin Jared Abel @sandmanjared Idril Erin O'Flaherty @erinoflahertyactor Loremaster Azul Alysum @DFYT_Podcast Edited by Erin O'Flaherty, Azul Alysum and Jared Abel Theme Song: Composed and sung by Michaela Cornelius https://soundcloud.com/mikatte with Elvish intro and main theme vocals by Erin O'Flaherty Additional Music: Dream Weaver by Adrian von Ziegler https://adrianvonziegler.bandcamp.com/album/the-complete-discography The following are by Darren Curtis from Darren Curtis Music https://www.darrencurtismusic.com: Justify the Lie Lake of Destiny Ale and Anecdotes Hard Justice SFX: www.freesound.org www.freesfx.co.uk Sonniss Audio Bundles

Don't Forget Your Towel
The One Ring: The Forest (Ep 2)

Don't Forget Your Towel

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 53:42


Our fellowship continue their journey to Tharnost, though with a few blunders along the way. But before they can reach their destination, they must pass through the forest west of the Blue Mountains. There secrets lie, and indeed they stumble upon a strange and wary figure... ENTER THE GIVEAWAY Share giveaway post from one of the following: www.facebook.com/DFYTPodcast @DFYTPodcast www.instagram.com/dfyt_podcast @dfyt_podcast twitter.com/DFYT_Podcast @DFYT_Podcast SUPPORT UKRAINE Donate: https://help.rescue.org/donate-nz/ukraine-crisis Other ways to help: https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/ways-to-help-ukraine-conflict/?fbclid=IwAR1Z-evNMhbaqTQEOCh7uCahXUHaTydW3fNvZ71TAvE6V-MjkyRnApgIJMc (scroll down for non-donation options) The One Ring by Fria Ligan: https://freeleaguepublishing.com/en/games/the-one-ring/  Cast: Groin John Callen @realjohncallen Cota Henry Rolleston @rolling.storm Griffin Jared Abel @sandmanjared Idril Erin O'Flaherty @erinoflahertyactor Loremaster Azul Alysum @DFYT_Podcast Edited by Erin O'Flaherty, Azul Alysum and Jared Abel Theme Song: Composed and sung by Michaela Cornelius https://soundcloud.com/mikatte with Elvish intro and main theme vocals by Erin O'Flaherty Additional Music: Digital Gunslinger by TeknoAXE (TeknoAXE's Royalty Free Music) Umbrella Pants from the Accusonus Music Library www.accusonus.com  The Following are by Alexander Nakarada https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com/royalty-free-music: Adventure Explorer (Promoted by Unwind Studios) Tam Lin Night of Mystery Haunted by Dark Fantasy Studios, composed by Nicolas Jeudy Born to Darkness by Ivan Duch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AgeBRtOqYo Justify the Lie by Darren Curtis (Darren Curtis Music) SFX: www.freesound.org www.freesfx.co.uk Sonniss Audio Bundles

Radio Voice of the Cross (RVC) Podcast
Msg132:May2022:10:Day5 - SKSG: 1. Morning devotion and testimony of healing (Sis Elvish Edwige)

Radio Voice of the Cross (RVC) Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 58:29


SKSG for parents and ministers to children held in Koume from 19th to 26th May 2022

The Prancing Pony Podcast
252 – The Long and Winding Stair…

The Prancing Pony Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 85:45 Very Popular


Overcome by despair at the sight of the Witch-king's army, Frodo fears that his quest has already failed. But ever-practical Samwise snaps him out of it, and Frodo continues on with determination despite his lack of hope. Gollum leads them up two sets of stairs that are definitely not up to code, and finally to a passage that… uh, might not be watched. After cooling off from this cardio session with Middle-earth's least motivating personal trainer, we investigate Elvish pronunciation — and a Biblical allusion found in the Phial of Galadriel — in Barliman's Bag.

The Sword Guy Podcast
Smacking People in the Head… Gracefully. With Riri Nitihardjo

The Sword Guy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 65:53


Riri Nitihardjo is a martial arts (and ballet) practitioner from Jakarta, Indonesia. Riri first got interested in swords when she discovered The Lord of the Rings and wanted to learn how to wield a sword like Aragorn. She became so hooked on Tolkein that she took a linguistics programme at university – though they wouldn't let her do her graduate thesis on Elvish languages. The historical European martial arts scene is very small in Indonesia, so Riri and her friends started their own club. Five years later and the club, Gwaith-i-Megyr, is still going strong, with no formal structure and no paperwork. We chat about starting new things in your forties and how anyone at any age can get stronger and fitter and learn a new skill. Riri has been learning ballet, which has been really helpful for her sword training. If you are feeling “too old” for something, listen to this episode!   For more information about the host Guy Windsor and his work, as well as transcriptions of all the episodes, check out his website at https://swordschool.com/podcast   And to support the show, come join the Patrons at  https://www.patreon.com/theswordguy

Don't Forget Your Towel
The One Ring: Fellowship (Ep 1)

Don't Forget Your Towel

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 64:59


Our humble fellowship gathers at the Halls of the Dwarves in the Blue Mountains - Cota, the fierce ranger; Groin, the proud dwarf; Idril, the ethereal elf; and Griffin, the hapless hobbit. The barkeep of the local tavern sends them on a quest to find out why their last delivery of ale never showed up. Journey with them across the lands of Eriador and discover what treacheries lie on their path... SUPPORT UKRAINE Donate: https://help.rescue.org/donate-nz/ukraine-crisis Other ways to help: https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/ways-to-help-ukraine-conflict/?fbclid=IwAR1Z-evNMhbaqTQEOCh7uCahXUHaTydW3fNvZ71TAvE6V-MjkyRnApgIJMc (scroll down for non-donation options) The One Ring by Fria Ligan: https://freeleaguepublishing.com/en/games/the-one-ring/  Blade Runner Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1192053011/blade-runner-the-roleplaying-game  Cast: Groin John Callen @realjohncallen Cota Henry Rolleston @rolling.storm Griffin Jared Abel @sandmanjared Idril Erin O'Flaherty @erinoflahertyactor Loremaster Azul Alysum @DFYT_Podcast Edited by Erin O'Flaherty, Azul Alysum and Jared Abel Theme Song: Composed and sung by Michaela Cornelius https://soundcloud.com/mikatte with Elvish intro and main theme vocals by Erin O'Flaherty Additional Music: The following were composed by Alexander Nakarada https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com/royalty-free-music/celtic-fantasy: Borgar Adventure Explorer Presented by Unwind Station https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCATu7pOE-X5L__hWParE5DQ  The Fog by Dark Fantasy Studios, composed by Nicolas Jeudy Umbrella Pants from Accusonus Music Studio www.accusonus.com  Magical Forest by Ivan Duch https://ivanduch.com/the-collection/ Your Gentle Touch by Artificial.Music & Syiphorous Provided by Audio Library Plus https://youtu.be/5ThbUjaIiDg Monk Chanting Music by Wee Free Music https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfzEqnm747wolxAAcr5mfkg  Digital Gunslinger by TeknoAXE from TeknoAXE's Royalty Free Music SFX: www.freesound.org www.freesfx.co.uk Sonniss Audio Bundles

Touchlines and Touchdowns
In Which Elvish Matzah Is Discussed

Touchlines and Touchdowns

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 69:55


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The Tolkien Professor
470: Other Minds and Hands, Episode 7

The Tolkien Professor

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 114:42


Today we will think through the Elvish political situation in Eriador in the Second Age, considering the opportunities and challenges that the Rings of Power show faces. Other Minds and Hands: An Open and Friendly Discussion of Tolkien Adaptation, Episode 7, recorded on April 13, 2022 Hosts: Dr. Corey Olsen the Tolkien Professor https://signumuniversity.org/director... Dr. Maggie Parke https://signumuniversity.org/director... Other Minds and Hands takes place (almost) every week at 4 pm US Eastern, Wednesday, on this SignumU Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/SignumUnive... and SignumU Twitch channel https://www.twitch.tv/signumu For more information https://mythgard.org/miscellany/ You can watch or listen to the recordings here. https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLa... https://tolkienprof.fireside.fm/subsc... Dr. Corey Olsen is offering several free and open weekly and biweekly programs on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and other topics at Mythgard Institute. https://mythgard.org/ You can check the live schedule here. https://www.twitch.tv/signumu/schedule More about the individual programs Exploring the Lord of the Rings: a sentence-by-sentence journey through the text of Tolkien's epic fairy story https://mythgard.org/lotro/exlotr/ Mythgard Academy: in-depth seminars on fantasy, science fiction, and other speculative works https://mythgard.org/academy/ The Silmarillion Film Project/SilmFilm: a completely hypothetical discussion about what J.R.R. Tolkien's Silmarillion would look like as a TV series https://mythgard.org/silmfilm/ Those recordings can be found on this Signum University Youtube channel as well as on our podcasts. https://mythgard.org/listen/ Other Minds and Hands and SilmFilm recordings are on the Tolkien Professor podcast. We also provide affordable higher education and fun, engaging learning (Tolkien Studies, Imaginative Literature, Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Literature, and Germanic Philology) at Signum University. https://signumuniversity.org/ About Signum University https://signumuniversity.org/about/ Signum University Graduate Program https://signumuniversity.org/admissio... SPACE Signum Portals for Adult Continuing Education https://signumuniversity.org/space/ Events https://signumuniversity.org/event/

GOOD PODS DON'T HAVE LONG NAMES
Elvish House Party.

GOOD PODS DON'T HAVE LONG NAMES

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2022 44:33


Matt is gone. He couldn't bare to hear Adam discuss Magic the Gathering... --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Dwóch Typów Podcast
Kasztanka: Brązowa Linia | Epizod 177

Dwóch Typów Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2022 106:09


W 177 Epizodzie Kanye West odwiedza Polskę i tworzy nowy hit o Typach i swojej byłej żonie (0:00).Profesjonalny cosplay Ye w bluzie Yeezy (nie mylić z bluzą Izy) (1:45).Poemat Kanye o Kim Kardashian, pisany zaraz obok jego nowych dziewczyn (2:52).Rozpoczęliśmy kryzys egzystencjonalny tylko dlatego, że pierwszy człowiek umarł ze starości (6:03).Jaskinowiec wymyślił boga, ale smartfona już nie wynalazł (9:28).Fanpage prowadzony przez Boty przykrywką dla PsyOp? (11:03).Papież, który pozostał człowiekiem w oczach młodego Kuby (13:10).Traumatyczne wspomnienia z nauki w szkole i solidarne plucie na uczestników Konkursów Tolkienowskich (19:05)."Kasztanka" Piłsudzkiego i linia jej imion (nie mylić z linią kasztanka) (26:12).Historia konii Piłsudzkiego oraz człowieka znanego z tego, że podarował konia Piłsudzkiemu (31:12).Prawdziwe relacje "Kasztanki" z Piłsudzkim i trenowanie konia granatami błyskowymi (34:40).Cierpienia Kasztanki - imieniny marszałka i fatalny wypadek (39:29).Cierpienia Kasztanki - pośmiertne piekło na ziemi (49:28).Minka, Niemen i Mera - zapomniane klacze Piłsudzkiego (56:36).Kasztanka - ikona, więzień polityczny i rzeźba z niespodzianką (1:04:47).Co by było, gdyby zwierzęta mówiły? - Kasztanka, Miś Wojtek, Baśka Murmańska i Pies z Bombą (1:08:10).Nie czytajcie komentarzy pod filmem "Liv Tyler still speaks Elvish" (1:14:04).Skoro mówimy o bohaterach - historia Bioniclowego hoaxa siódmego bohatera pierwszej generacji - Voriki (1:20:35).Szybki przerzut tematu na Power Rangers... (1:25:43)....i szybki powrót do loru Bionicli i LEGO (1:30:14).Plany na przyszłość - Polska Lista Hoaxów (1:35:24).Ostatnie przemyślenia tego odcinka - jakie zdjęcia z kwarantanny domowej wysyłają ludzie, a jakie powinni? (1:36:50).

My Brother, My Captain, My Podcast

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Character Analysis: Legolas   Manu (@ManuclearBomb) and Emily (@JRRTweetien) declare HIMBO RIGHTS! as we break down Legolas of the Woodland Realm! We wrap up our look at Elvish cultures in Middle-Earth and discuss Legolas's father, Thranduil, King of the Mirkwood Elves. Lastly, we discuss Orlando Bloom, who was only 20 when cast for these films! --- My Brother, My Captain, My Podcast Reference Guide My Brother, My Captain, My Podcast on Twitter My Brother, My Captain, My Podcast on Instagram Manu's Twitter Emily's Twitter

I Don't Speak German
105: The Mainstreaming of Lauren Southern

I Don't Speak German

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2022 104:50


In rank defiance of all the various conflicting things we've told you Episode 105 would be about, here is an episode about 2015's (and sadly also 2022's) Lauren Southern (lying, untruth-telling nazi liar-nazi) and the mainstreaming and normalising thereof.  In this episode we consider Lauren's career (in brief, owing to the fact that chronicling her trail of lies and evil acts has become something of a cottage industry for the online left), her departure from politics and regrettable return, her ostensible changed nature (lol), her pub-excluding ideological lenses, and her sitcom life which comes complete with eccentric stereotype boyfriend, slapstick boat adventures and rollerblading accidents, and snarky one-liner strewn bickering with her mismatched (or is he really so mismatched?) buddy 'Destiny'. We take a stop-off with fan-favourites Posobiec, Elijah Shaffer, and (by mention) Rittenhouse, via Lauren's lie-filled 'documentary' Crossfire.  We listen in on Lauren's conversation with Nicky-Boy Fuentes' old friend (turned undeadly enemy) James Allsup back at the time of Unite the Right.  Then we also pop in on Lauren's friendly and boozy and giggly stint as a guest of our old 'person we talked about' Tim Pool.  It is possible that unflattering nicknames were mentioned, and not just Tim's.  We then round it off with some seriously nerdy shit.  Elvish swords at the ready for the protection of pan-Western civilisation or some such stupid bollocks. Content Warnings, of course.     Show Notes: Please consider donating to help us make the show and stay ad-free and independent.  Patrons get exclusive access to at least one full extra episode a month plus all backer-only back-episodes. Daniel's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/danielharper Jack's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4196618 IDSG Twitter: https://twitter.com/idsgpod Daniel's Twitter: @danieleharper Jack's Twitter: @_Jack_Graham_ IDSG on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/i-dont-speak-german/id1449848509?ls=1   Episode Notes: Lauren Southern YouTube Lauren Southern Alt-Censored Lauren Southern in Lakemba, Australia, 2018 Why the Alt-Right's Most Famous Woman Disappeared We were sitting together in her living room, while she scripted a video, when her new boyfriend emerged from the bedroom. George Hutcheson, who was 30 at the time, runs a Canadian group called Students for Western Civilization, which works to “advance the interests of European peoples.” Her most recent boyfriends had also been adherents of far-right ideologies. She had nearly gotten engaged to a prominent conspiracy theorist, and had had an on-again-off-again fling with a Croatian neo-Nazi. “Maybe I'm too picky,” she'd mused before Hutcheson joined us on her IKEA couch. In appearance, Hutcheson is the caricature of the Aryan ideal. His undercut haircut, known in the alt-right as the fashy(short for fascist), and his fit, thick, soldier-like frame give him a Teutonic air. He and Southern decided to go out to dinner, and to let me film them. Hutcheson refuses to eat food originally from nonwhite countries, such as ketchup, whose origins are in China, so the two, facing limited restaurant options, chose the British-style Oxley Public House in Toronto's Yorkville neighborhood. Hey It's Vadim The Truth About Lauren Southern and Christchurch Lonerbox, Lauren Southern and the Boats Xanderhal talks to Lauren Southern Jose, The Many Lies of Crossfire Destiny Wanders Into Lefty Protest Wearing MAGA Hat ft. BLM Lauren Southern Lauren Southern Nearly Dies Trying to Rollerblade Lauren Southern Crossfire Documentary Shaun on Lauren Southern and the Great Replacement Shaun on Lauren Southern and 'What Every Girl Needs To Hear' Shaun on why Stefan Molyneux is wrong about Immigration and the Fall of Rome Shaun on why Immigration didn't case the fall of Rome Jose on Pseudo-Journalism and Lauren Southern Jose on The Many Lies of Borderless (Lauren's film)  

My Brother, My Captain, My Podcast
#18 - The Mirror of Galadriel

My Brother, My Captain, My Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 91:30


The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Part 16: Lothlorien Part 2   Manu (@ManuclearBomb) and Emily (@JRRTweetien) bask in the magic of Galadriel, in all her terrible beauty! We look inside the mirror with Frodo to see scourings and hellfire, before jetting over to Isengard for the unleashing of the Uruk-Hai! But first, we continue spelling out the Elvish kingdoms and cultures of Middle-Earth! --- My Brother, My Captain, My Podcast Reference Guide My Brother, My Captain, My Podcast on Twitter My Brother, My Captain, My Podcast on Instagram Manu's Twitter Emily's Twitter

Writing in the Tiny House
All the Languages

Writing in the Tiny House

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 10:26


Let's talk about made up langauges and SPELLS! “Brigitte,” Installment One of Tales from Vlaydor, is available on ebook and audiobook. Follow the link to find them on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=brigitte+devin+davis&ref=nb_sb_noss_1 Become a patron today! Visit patreon.com/writinginthetinyhouse Get ahold of Krissy Barton with Little Syllables editing services. She does free sample edits to see if you and she would be the right fit. www.littlesyllables.com Instagram: @authordevindavis Twitter: @authordevind The following is an imperfect transcript of this episode. A complete transcript can be found on the show's webpage. [00:00:00] last week, we talked about the beauty of including open empty space of not using too many words in your manuscript. And today we are going to be talking about languages about fantasy made up languages today on writing in the tiny house. Hello. Hello. Hello, and welcome to Writing in the Tiny House. I am Devin Davis. I am the guy living in a tiny house who writes things and tells you all about them. The whole point of this podcast is to give the tips and tricks and a little bit of guidance so that you can produce a short story in three [00:01:00] months. And you can produce a novel in about 18 months or even shorter. And you will have the wherewithal to adjust that timeline if you need to. If we remember back in October, I released Brigitte, which was Installment One of Tales from Vlaydor, and it went from drafting to publishing in eight weeks. And if you read the short story, it's a great short story. It is something that can be done. And a lot of people don't know how long different things take. And this is why a lot of people don't write, is just because they don't know how long it could take for them to get started and finished. And so. The whole point of this podcast is to shed light on that entire process. Today, we are talking about fantasy languages. I have been giving some different insights from George Saunders. I have been reading his book very closely, A Swim in a Pond in the Rain, and I have been sharing some of the things that I [00:02:00] have gleaned from that. Today we're not going to do that. Next time we will, though. Today we're going to be talking about made up languages. With this, we think of things like Klingon and we think of things like the Elvin or Elvish. I don't remember languages from the Lord of the rings and a Tolkien making up an entire language That's really cool and super admirable that somebody did that. At the same time, though, when I approach my writing, it is hard for me to just make up things that people are going to say and pretend that those things are going to be meaningful. Also, when I include what would be a foreign language in my book, I know that I talked about this in a previous episode, but I want to mention it again. I really like to include another language from this world to be representative of another [00:03:00] language of the world that I'm creaing. So that means that I fully understand that my people and the people in my world don't speak English and that English is already kind of representing whatever language they would be speaking otherwise. Therefore, if they meet people who are out of town and those people are speaking something else, I think it is perfectly acceptable for that out of town language to be French. If you have red Bridgette, you totally understand that's what I did with the people who live in the city of Brianne. They speak a different language that is represented by French. And I have another short story stewing in my brain that is going to be from another region of the world that I'm creating that will be represented by Spanish. And so I think it's kind of fun [00:04:00] if the reader already has some background in French or Spanish or whatever other language that they'll be able to kind of pick out what this foreign language is and kind of know things before the main characters know them. It's a real language and it's something that the reader might already know. And I like that. I like the idea of that. If you want to make up your own entire language, you absolutely can. There is certainly nothing wrong with inventing a language, however, with including it in your manuscript, a lot of people tend to not focus very hard on things that they don't know how to say. And in an adult book to have a grown up reader, to expect them to slow down and sound out whatever you are trying to create as far as a new and a unique [00:05:00] language, it is something that a lot of your readers may not do. And it affects the flow of the story. Most people read fiction for entertainment, and that means that when they sit down, they want the reading experience to be pretty straight forward. And so to pick apart and to sound out a bunch of words that they don't know, and a bunch of words that are likely not real anyway, it can come across as a pretty big ask. so if you are working on an entirely new language, good for you. I recommend though limiting how much you're going to have in your manuscript, just because your reader is not really going to pay close attention to it anyway. Also what about spells? Because spells in many books, Their own language. And a lot of [00:06:00] people like, well, spells are kind of their own unique thing. I guess a lot of people like to have spells be a form of poetry that rhymes, or a bunch of like really powerful statements of truth or commands that could be in English or whatever. and then a spell happens because that's how the magic is working, or it can be a bunch of chanting and nobody ever actually spells out the words that are chanting. It is just like incoherent noise, like other worldly mysterious, strange syllables and sounds and different things that the magician is producing. A lot of other people like to spell out the command words, they like to spell out the spells. They like to have key phrases that actually represent something. And so, I mean, if you pay attention to Harry Potter, there are a certain number of commands that come up all the time. And so [00:07:00] even though a lot of them are derived from a Latin word, they at least sort of They come up over and over again, and they are short it is a fun way to world build with something like that, because it's something that we can pay attention. And it's something that we can learn. And it's something that adds consistency and a certain feeling of familiarity as future books come as additional things happen later on in the story or in the books, especially if you're writing a series. And that can be super fun. If you choose to spell out your spells, I recommend keeping them to maybe one word or as specific phrase and bringing those phrases up more than once or finding ways to include them. Throughout the book or throughout your story so that the reader can come to recognize them [00:08:00] and come. understand them and really like that type of familiarity that comes with it. So that is very much in a nutshell, my 2 cents about languages today. Like I said, in my short story, Bridgette, which was installment, one of tales from Vlaydor the local yokels of Brianne, which is the city that it takes place in speak. Or there is a very heavy French influence on their language, even though France doesn't exist in my world. And in a future short story that I will likely be composing later this year, it is going to be focusing on a different area of the world with a different culture a different language that I am likely going to represent with Spanish. So do what you want. Let me know what you do and what works for you. And yeah. Thank you for joining me today with today's episode on languages. [00:09:00] Next week, we are going to dive back in to George Saunders, A Swim in the Pond in the Rain and dive into more ways to do development. It's on Writing in the Tiny House. Devin Davis: And that is it for today. Just a reminder that "Brigitte,"Installment One of Tales from Vlaydor is available on Amazon as an ebook and on Audible and Apple Books as an audio book. And I provide advanced reader copies of these short stories as I release them to my patrons. So become a patron today by visiting patreon.com/writinginthetinyhouse to support both my writing and this podcast. And lastly, be sure to follow me on social media. My Instagram is @authordevindavis and my Twitter handle is@authordevind. Thank you so much for spending some time with me today and have fun writing. We will see you next time.[00:10:00]

Tommyknockin: Skeleton Cruisin'
Episode 80: Elvish Flood

Tommyknockin: Skeleton Cruisin'

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2022 47:54


Teen hearththrob Dr. Jimmy Cody needs no convincing when it comes to the paranormal, so we quickly find ourselves in hot water with a cold body. Speaking of which, we get Eliza's opinion on cold butts, as well as some hot goss about Mary Shelley and a small tribute to should-be vampire queen, Kate Winslet. Join us, Gary, and bring your friends!------------------Tommyknockin is brought to you by Rhythm Insurance, www.rhythminsurance.comAs well as Caerus & Hermes, contact Tim at tim.edestedt@caerusandhermes.com

Botched Archives
A Little Bit Of Elvish Medicine

Botched Archives

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 73:39


Welcome to Botched: A D&D Podcast! Starting this week, we are joined by a new player! In the third episode of their epic quest, the party attempts to escape the confines of their new captors. Rescues will be attempted while long sticks will be injecting black goo inside people. The party will find themselves up against their newest and strongest antagonist…doors! What incredibly dumb ways will they come up with for opening doors and is elvish medicine the most effective?

Storage Room Movie Boom
SPIN-OFF SERIES! The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Storage Room Movie Boom

Play Episode Play 39 sec Highlight Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 160:04


One doesn't simply walk into a Spin-off Series. The most frequently pitched SRMB movie has finally made its way into the rotation, and you know what that means... LOTR, nerds! This week, Eden, Sam and friend of the fam/friend of the pod Kwame review the epic to end all epics: 2001's 'The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.' Sam provides endless quotes and impressions; Kwame speaks Elvish; Eden cries a lot. It's an epic pod to match an equally epic movie. In the second and final segment of the show, Sam blind pitches three medieval episodes of TV for episode 35.Hosts: Eden Robards, Sam RobardsGuest: Kwame GrimesInstagram: storageroommovieboomTwitter: storageroompodEmail: storageroompod@gmail.com

Mythgard Academy
MSA030: The Nature of Middle-Earth, Class 11

Mythgard Academy

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 104:28


Tonight we look at the final version of Tolkien's thought on Elvish life spans, along with some other miscellaneous items.

The Swolhirrim
Building Gondolin and Nargothrond: A History Part 10

The Swolhirrim

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 75:47


Two good friends decide to build the city of their dreams to save their people. King Thingol learns the truth of why the Noldor are in middle earth and is not too pleased. And much other Elvish shenanigans goes on during this time of "watchful peace". Follow us on: Instagram- @the_swolhirrim Youtube- The Swolhirrim Patreon- The Swolhirrim --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-swolhirrim/message

Podcasts Are Wonderful
Episode 292 - Morn s01e09 - Elvish Mysteries

Podcasts Are Wonderful

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 158:25


Episode 292 - Morn s01e09 - Elvish Mysteries

popcorn hoes
I Love A Mama's Boy Season 2 Ep. 7 : She Finally Won

popcorn hoes

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 60:46


Courtney's confession is that she's a bad full-time podcaster. Courtney and Brady overdosed both dogs last weekend…oops! Courtney passing out at a party?? Gypsy Rose talk! Watch The Act on hulu, really good! Snaps for the stamina! Are we surprised that Matt and Kelly are fluent in Elvish?? lol you could see the awkwardness through the Vegas dealer's mask… Mama's Boy S2 Ep7 Recap Timestamp 00:27:36 Follow us on instagram and twitter @popcornhoespod Email us popcornhoespod@gmail.com Rate and review us 5 stars on apple podcasts!!

The Audio Verse Awards Nominee Showcase Podcast

Greetings Adventurers, Today we are excited to introduce you to a new adventure: Dark Dice, A horror podcast that blurs the line between actual play and audio drama – where the story is determined by the roll of the dice. Previously, five travelers found themselves on the wrong end of an Elvish executioner's axe… Having survived their escape, they now find themselves lost deep within the haunted Dead Pines. You are about to hear the second episode of our second season, in which the team seeks a safe place to rest. If you have ever wondered what an actual play podcast is, or why Jeff Goldblum would join our cast, this is the episode to listen to… This episode, is rated R for language, horror elements, and violence. A full list of content warnings is available in the show notes as well, though the largest warning is that our show's protagonist Soren Arkwright is dealing with issues surrounding memory loss… So with that out of the way, stick around for an Elvish parlor tune, in Dark Dice Chapter 2b – Quartet. Transcript can be found at: https://www.patreon.com/posts/dark-dice-22460850 http://darkdice.com/ Twitter: @DarkDicePod

Industry Leader's Podcast from Clean Health
Episode 13 - Barrie Elvish, CEO of Fitness Australia, "The Future of Fitness in Australia"

Industry Leader's Podcast from Clean Health

Play Episode Play 30 sec Highlight Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 52:34


In this episode we speak to Barrie Elvish, the CEO of Fitness Australia.We discuss Barrie's vision for the organisation, where he sees the future of fitness in Australia - and touch on the exponential growth potential for the fitness industry! - FOLLOW THE PODCAST -Spotify: https://hubs.ly/H0KR87V0YouTube: https://hubs.ly/H0KR8ll0   Apple Podcasts: https://hubs.ly/H0KR87p0Google Podcasts: https://hubs.ly/H0KR87t0iHeart Radio: https://hubs.ly/H0KR87Z0   - CONNECT WITH US / LEARN MORE - Website: https://cleanhealth.edu.au/   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cleanhealth...   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cleanhealthf...   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC8jjq029JijQ22nUe6FyqQ  

Writing in the Tiny House
Character Dev 101: Names

Writing in the Tiny House

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 19:39


Become a patron today! Visit www.patreon.com/writinginthetinyhouse The following is a transcript of this episode. The complete transcript can be found on the show's website. [00:00:00] Devin Davis: All I'm saying, guys is that if your one character is Glorfindel and your other character is Ratagast, there had better be a damn good reason why the woman's name is Brenda. Today on Writing in the Tiny House. Hello, hello, hello! And welcome to the show. Welcome to Writing in the Tiny House. I am your host Devin Davis, and I am the guy living in a tiny house who is here to show you that the fictional book that you have in your mind is a thing worth doing. And it's completely possible to do no matter how busy you claim to be. [00:01:02] So if you compare-- just some side stuff, cause we get to do announcements first. If you compare the sound quality of this episode versus the previous episodes, you might notice that it is different. The reason why is because I have new. [00:01:19] Sound equipment that I am still getting used to. So while I am figuring out how all of this works, we get to kind of work together and to be patient and kind and all the rest until I have all of this figured out. I'm excited for it. It also means there are a lot more chords on my counter, but it's okay. We're doing it. Over the past few episodes that have been just me, I have realized that there gets to be kind of a workshop or at least a lecture series. I mean, I don't want you to think that we are in school, and that we are here to study, because I am not. However, sometimes with specific ideas, I know that a lot of the people who listen to my podcast are fantasy fanatics, but a lot of the other people who listen to my podcast simply write general fiction. And I believe that some of the things that I'm going to be sharing in these like 101 episodes that I'm going to be putting together over the next few weeks, over the episodes where it's just me, I'm going to be putting together some guidelines and just some thoughts and feelings and just some general directions on where to go with specific things while you are developing the bones and the base of your novel. [00:02:51] And one of, as one of, one of the points to talk about, which we will be talking about today is names. When we go to write our book sometimes, especially if we are pantsing, if we have not outlined very in depth, sometimes characters seem to just pop up as a way to solve a problem or to create a problem if we need that. [00:03:17] But sometimes characters just pop up and we don't know who they are. We don't know their names. This happened to me a couple months ago when I got to rip my work in progress in half. And now I have two half finished books. I got to include a new main character as a way to make this new storyline or what used to be a subplot and is now a main plot, in order to make it work, I had to introduce a new main character or at least a new supporting character. And I didn't know who he was. I didn't know his name. I didn't know things about him. And so over the course of several days, I got to kind of imagine and think about him, about the culture that he might've come from. And granted, I'm writing fantasy. [00:04:12] And so the culture gets to be whatever I want it to be. However, it still gets to be something believable. I'm going to be doing a 101 episode on world building. And part of that is culture in the world that we are inventing. And we'll dive into how the culture ties into characters and how it ties into the overall feeling of towns and villages and family dynamics and different things like that. [00:04:41] But for the sake of this episode, let's get into the importance of names. And we're going to stick to contemporary fiction or urban fantasy first, and then go into high fantasy where we get Lord of the Rings names and we get dragon names like Ingeloacastimizillion if you are an RA Salvatore fan, and stuff like that. With names, this is my opinion, but I feel that it is a very good opinion. With names, they get to be something that is at least easy to figure out. Mind you, most of your readers are likely going to be American and they are going to be native English speakers. And so it is always helpful if you stick to American English pronunciation guidelines. And the tongue twisters and things can sometimes distract us from developing a relationship with the character. [00:05:45] I have found that in many of the fantasy stories that I have read, if the names are completely new and foreign and strange to me, I usually just forget them. Especially with audio books, if it doesn't strike a chord with me, I'm not going to keep it around in my mind. If I am reading a printed book or an ebook, if I can't figure out the pronunciation, I am the type of person who hates to pronounce a name wrong. [00:06:18] I hate that more than anything else. More than a lot of things. And so quite frankly, when I was in high school and Harry Potter was becoming more and more famous and picking up steam, I did not know how to pronounce Hermione's name. And it seemed that nobody in my hometown actually did. And so I would go around asking people for guidance with this. Like, what do you think it's supposed to be? So many people thought that her name was actually "Hermy-un". Her her, her Meehan Hermie own various different, weird things like that. And so I think that is why J K Rowling chose to include in the body of her story some pronunciation parts with Hermione's name, just because I think she realized that many of her readers had no idea how to pronounce her name. [00:07:19] If you remember, there were some exchanges between Hermione and another student from a different school. I forget which book this is in, but this guy was not a native English speaker and he wasn't pronouncing her name right. And so she got to help him out by pronouncing her own name and spelling out the words as sounds in the text of the story. [00:07:43] By having her do that, JK Rowling gave us a tool to realize how the flip we're supposed to be pronouncingHermione and how it is not in fact Hermiun. So it's useful to include basic spelling rules, basic pronunciation rules, and tailor them to your target audience. Be mindful that it is likely American English speakers who will be reading your book and it's okay to help them out. [00:08:13] It's okay to throw them a bone when it comes to developing names. For instance, a good example of this, I was going to include some names in my book and I was going to spell them. So I, I don't like to make up too many names. My names tend to be traditional names. If they belong to one family, then I'm going to go like traditional Roman, or if they belong to another family, then I'll usually pick kind of a different origin for those types of names and try to keep things cohesive and sounding like they belong. But I don't like to make up too many names just because my setting is Victorian. And so I like to have more familiar sounding names. Victorian and we go into Edwardian. And so I like things to be more predictable like that and more familiar. [00:09:09] But I personally have a love for the traditional spelling of some of the Celtic names like Shivonne and Alva, and some other things like that. There is a character in my book named Alva, but I chose to spell her name A L V A just because American readers are the people who are going to be reading my book. If I were to spell it A I L B H E nobody would know what that is. They would think it would be Ail-buh-huh or Ailby or some unpronounceable problem. I also love the name. Siobhan. Siobhan is traditionally spelled, if you go with the Gaelic spelling, it is traditionally spelled S I O B H A N. I have an old friend named Siobhan who lives in Southern France. [00:10:11] And it was the first time I had seen her name and I wasn't familiar with Gaelic pronunciation when I first met her. Just the rules for it are different, but I don't expect people to know the rules for Gaelic pronunciations. I don't expect people to know that S I in Gaelic spellings is pronounced Shh, or B H is pronounced with a V sound. I don't expect people to know that. And so if I choose to include the name, I do my best to Americanize it just so people don't have to worry too much about what it's going to be. Or they don't have to worry too much about pronouncing the name wrong. If it's pretty easy to figure out, even if it is a little bit different, I've found it's easier to connect to a character if I can say their name. If you think differently, please go ahead and send me a message on Instagram and we can have a discussion, but that is certainly a guideline that I would choose. Also, if you are writing urban fantasy, or if you are writing contemporary fiction, we can move away from fantasy for a little second. [00:11:38] A good idea-- and I picked this tidbit from the author Alexa Donne. She is a YA thriller author. And she has some brilliant advice on her Booktube channel on YouTube. She brought a thing to my attention that I wouldn't have thought of before, or I wouldn't have put together the logic of it before. [00:12:03] If your character is 21 years old, living in a modern time, living in, you know, New York or wherever they are, it means that their name was likely popular when they were born. If you choose to consult like a baby name book, and you choose to look through a baby name book for today, for 2021, those names are for today. Those names are for 2021. If your character is 21 years old, it means that they were born in the year 2000. And the baby book names would likely be sorted differently and chosen differently. If your character is 37, they would have been born in the mid eighties and it is entirely possible that they could have a different name than if they were born in the year 2000 or if they were born in the year 2021. In modern days, I have noticed that there is a resurgence right now of some names that were popular and common when my grandmother was a little girl, which is awesome. But that's how the trends are right now. And so it's important to pay attention to that. [00:13:32] Also with the names, with the things, sometimes it is also very valuable to think about who this character's parents might've been. It's okay if the parents aren't in the book and it's okay if you don't focus a ton on developing like a character profile for the parents and like giving the dad a job and an address and those different things. But if you picture this kid being straight laced and a rule follower, and always telling the truth, it's possible that character's parents might've been strict or conservative or whatever. And the reason why is because if the parents were more traditional, they would likely name them a more traditional name. [00:14:26] If the kid was born in the eighties and their parents were more traditional, this kid might have the name of Brittany. If the kid was born in the seventies and the parents were hippies, it might be like Rainbow Star or something. Knowing how the parents would have approached that can be valuable as to how you would name them. [00:14:47] If the parents are conservative and you want to name the kid like Spike or Blade or something, there should be a very good reason for that. It's just because conservative parents, aren't very likely going to name their kid Blade or Spike or things like that.  [00:15:09] Moving over to high fantasy, I personally like to mimic regions of our world to include in my book, just because of the familiarity of it. I like names to resemble each other. I like family names to resemble each other or a certain culture to kind of have all of the common sounds of names. So the one island village that I have, to me, the culture itself represents to an extent some Japanese village fishermen culture. And so I chose to have all of the names be traditional Japanese. For a family that lives on the mainland on the main continent way further north, for the main family of my series, I have chosen those to be more traditional Roman or traditional Greek. And so we have names like Demetrius and Brontes and different things like that. [00:16:14] When we're doing that, it is okay to have your names be as off the wall as you want. I mean, heaven knows Lord of the Rings, J R R Tolkien invented like new languages and stuff for the world that he was creating. And the names certainly add to the immersion of that world. Having names, having them all sound the same, having them all be like the Elvish names are absolutely beautiful to me. [00:16:44] They're very sing song. They're just lovely. They roll off the tongue if you know how to pronounce them. And that's fine. Tolkien is a little bit different. Odds are you are not Tolkien not because of your capacity to write, but because you were not born at the same time that Tolkien was born. You are writing to a modern audience, and a modern audience has different expectations than the audience that Tolkien was writing for back in the day. [00:17:19] And so things get to be a little bit different just because different people are going to be reading your book. And so if you wish to, it is okay to have some different things resemble things in this real world, just so it can be a bit more approachable and more digestible to your reader, just because remember your reader does not live in your world. It's okay to help them out. And it's okay to have an amount of familiarity with whatever sometimes. If absolutely everything in your manuscript is brand new and requires a ton of explanation because there's nothing in it that is just inherently knowable or inherently understood because it's not common in this real world, then odds are your manuscript will be filled with a lot of info dump. It would be filled with a lot of exposition and it will be really heavy to get through and really hard to kind of wade through. It'd be like wading through like heavy sticky mud.  [00:18:36] So that's it for today. That is this character development 101 episode on characters and names. A quick shout out to my patrons. Thank you so much for your generosity. This show could not be like this without my patrons giving like they do. If you wish to become a patron, go to patreon.com/writinginthetinyhouse, and you can get early access to these episodes. You can get an additional episode every month and you can spend quality time with me on our private chat rooms on Discord. [00:19:10] Again, follow me on social media. My Instagram tag is @authordevindavis, my Twitter is @authordevind. Thank you so much for your time, guys. We will see you next week and have fun writing.

Smells Like Humans
FIND YOUR PEOPLE AND FEEL GOOD. (Star Trek Edition)

Smells Like Humans

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2021 44:17


Special guest Sara joins Ross to discuss her conversion to the Trekkie community and her upcoming trip to her very first Star Trek Convention.  This show focuses on how much fan communities of all kinds have in common. You don't have to be a Star Trek fan to enjoy! Tangents include: Stone skipping; tree shaping; Elvish; Crypt keepers;  Star Wars comparisons; Las Vegas; Cosplay; Golf nerds.  Notes:1.  Ross only says Star Wars by mistake one time (ok, maybe twice)!2.  https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/why-are-all-star-wars-movies-the-same3.  https://haenfler.sites.grinnell.edu/subcultures-and-scenes/trekkies/4. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/may/17/star-trek-vs-star-wars-debate5.  https://the-take.com/read/why-do-many-people-identify-as-a-star-wars-or-a-star-trek-fan-does-it-have-to-be-either-orSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=27701128)